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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
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityBissau
Government TypeSemi-Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesPortuguese
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)
GDP (nominal)USD 1.991 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking174
Primary IndustriesMacro-economic trend,Financial sector,Terra Ranka
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsSenegal, Guinea
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African UnionCommunity of Portuguese Language Countries), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Wood and Pulp, Other Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Fashion and Apparel, Household Items & Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plants and Flowers, Art and Antiques, Spices, Live Animals and Animal Products, Cereals & Pulses
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Silk & Textiles, Ceramic Products, Household Items & Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.222 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.422 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.2 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
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.
Major Exports to IndiaFruits and Nuts, Electrical Products, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers, Silk & Textiles, Live Animals and Animal Products
Major Imports from IndiaSilk & Textiles, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products, Other Products, Ceramic Products, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
India's Imports ValueUSD 169.93 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 9.88 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 160.05 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for Guinea-BissauHonorary Consulate General of India (under Embassy of India in Senegal)
H.E.Mohan Dodani
Honorary Consul
Bairro Penha, Phase 1, Entrada Guine Telecom, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
245 6934190

Embassy of India in Dakar, Senegal ( accredited to The Gambia and Guinea Bissau)
H.E. Dinkar Asthana
Honourable Ambassador
5 Avenue Carde,BP 398, Dakar,Senegal
00-221-338495875 , 00-221-338495875

Embassy Details of Guinea-Bissau in India