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About Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, officially known as the Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country in Western Africa and a former Portuguese Colony.

The country is considered to be one of the poorest countries in the world having the lowest per capita income and the lowest human development index.

The economy is primarily agriculture and fisheries.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityBissau
Government Typesemi-presidential representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesGuinea-Bissau Creole, English, Arabic, Balanta, Hassaniya Arabic, Jola-Fonyi, Mandinka, Mandjak, Mankanya, Noon, Pulaar, Serer, Soninke
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +245
Important CitiesBissau, Bafatá, Gabú, Bissorã, Bolama, Cacheu, Bubaque, Catió, Mansôa, Buba, Quebo, Canchungo, Farim, Quinhámel, Fulacunda
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-24)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking174
Primary IndustriesMacro-economic trend,Financial sector,Terra Ranka
Major ExportsEdible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Ores, slag and ash, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, industrial, Cotton, Iron and steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
Major Exports to IndiaElectrical machinery and equipment, Pharmaceutical products, Cereals, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Articles of iron or steel, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Ceramic products, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, pastrycooks' products
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Cereals, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Electrical machinery and equipment, Plastics and articles thereof, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Iron and steel, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk,
Major Imports from IndiaEdible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit, Iron and steel, Electrical machinery and equipment, Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Aircraft, spacecraft, Ships, boats and floating structures, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Clocks and watches, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Guinea-Bissau and India totaled US$212.64 million in 2015–16, recording a growth of 26.46% over the previous fiscal. India exported $14.47 million worth of goods to Guinea-Bissau, and imported $198.17 million.
Bordering NationsSenegal, Guinea
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African UnionCommunity of Portuguese Language Countries), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for Guinea-BissauH.E.Mohan Dodani
Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate General of India (under Embassy of India in Senegal)
Bairro Penha, Phase 1, Entrada Guine Telecom, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Phone: 245 6934190
Embassy Details of Guinea-Bissau in IndiaH.E. Mr. Surinder Mehta
Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate
Prime Tower, 287-288, Udyog ViharPhase-II, Gurgaon-122015
Phone: 01244111999 (O)