National Symbols of Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Senegal, . The capital of Guinea-Bissau is Bissau.

The official language is Portuguese and the West African CFA franc is the currency of the Guinea-Bissau. The domain is .gw and the country code is +245.

National day is celebrated on 24 Sep 1973. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Guinea-Bissau is no exception.

In Guinea-Bissau, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Bissau-Guinean people. Cana de Cajeu is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Guinea-Bissau. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Bissau-Guinean symbol.

The country was founded by Amílcar Cabral. The current president of Guinea-Bissau is Umaro Sissoco Embaló and Nuno Gomes Nabiam is the Prime Minister.

In Guinea-Bissau the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E, F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Bissau-Guinean national anthem was written by Amílcar Cabral and composed by Xiao He.

Country information

Official name(s) The Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Alternative name(s) Republic of Guinea-Bissau (official, English)
Regional location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal
Country name etymology The Portuguese name of República da Guiné-Bissau was adopted officially upon independence in 1973.
Climate Tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds
Terrain Mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east
Population 1,968,001
National Day 24 Sep 1973
Language(s) Portuguese
Religion Predominantly Christianity, Islam
Country code +245
Literacy rate 45.6%
Currency West African CFA franc
Capital city Bissau
ISO GNB
Domain(TLD) .gw
Ethnicity Fula, Balanta, Mandinka, Papel, Manjaca, and Beafada
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Bissau-Guinean
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 36,125 km2 (13,948 sq mi)
Timezone UTC (GMT)
Average elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Coastline 350 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Guinea-Bissau

Flag map of Guinea-Bissau

Motto of Guinea-Bissau

Unidade, Luta, Progresso - "Unity, Struggle, Progress"

National animal of Guinea-Bissau

The National animal of Guinea-Bissau is Not Declared

National flower of Guinea-Bissau

The National flower of Guinea-Bissau is Vernonia Djalonensis. Botanical name is Vernonia Djalonensis.

National flower of Guinea-Bissau - Vernonia Djalonensis

National bird of Guinea-Bissau

The National bird of Guinea-Bissau is Black Crowned Crane

National bird of Guinea-Bissau - Black Crowned Crane

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Bissau-Guinean Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Singing “Halleluia” everywhere does not prove piety.

Saying that it’s for her child, she gets herself a loaf of bread.

What one hopes for is always better than what one has.

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet unless he is prepared to swim.

If all seeds that fall were to grow, then no one could follow the path under the trees.

The stomach has no holiday.

The wealth of the greedy ultimately goes to the community.

The bitter heart eats its owner.

If you look at a king’s mouth, you will never think that he ever sucked his mother’s breast.

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