Tag Archives: Guinea-Bissau

According to watchtutorials, the population of Guinea-Bissau is estimated to be around 1.8 million people, according to the World Bank. The majority of the population is composed of ethnic groups such as Balanta (30%), Fula (20%), Manjaco (14%), Papel (13%) and Mandinga (9%). The remaining 14% is composed of other ethnic groups including non-Africans. Portuguese is the official language and it is spoken by a majority of the population. Other languages spoken are Balanta, Fula, Manjaco, Papel and Mandinga. Christianity is also widely practiced in Guinea-Bissau with a majority of the population identifying as Roman Catholics. Islam is also a popular religion in the country with about 15% of the population practicing it. The life expectancy at birth for both sexes in Guinea-Bissau was estimated to be 57 years in 2018 according to World Bank data. This was an increase from 54 years in 2017 and 51 years in 2015. The infant mortality rate for 2018 was estimated to be 61 per 1000 live births, which was slightly lower than 62 per 1000 live births in 2017 but higher than 58 per 1000 live births recorded in 2015. The literacy rate for adults aged 15-24 years was estimated at 61%. This was an improvement from 59% recorded in 2015 but still lower than 64% recorded in 2017. See ejinhua for Guinea-Bissau Population and Language.

Guinea-Bissau Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

Guinea-Bissau: Political System According to CANCERMATTERS.NET, Guinea-Bissau is a presidential republic. The directly elected regional councils send 150 members to the National Assembly every five years. This elects the 15-member State Council, which acts as the executive. The heads of state are also directly elected every five years. A one-time re-election is possible. See AbbreviationFinder… Read More »

How to get to Guinea Bissau

Overview Guinea-Bissau is a small coastal country south of Senegal, where the population speaks a variety of native languages, as well as Creole, Portuguese and some French. Until recently, hardly any tourists went to Guinea-Bissau. The struggle for independence and a civil war from 1998 to 1999 hit the economy hard. Tourist facilities and infrastructure… Read More »

Guinea-Bissau Children and School

School in Guinea-Bissau In Guinea-Bissau, children start school at the age of seven. Schooling is compulsory, but it doesn’t seem clear up to what age. According to the law, schooling is compulsory up to the 9th grade, the government gave UNESCO an age of 13 years at which it ends. However, not all children start… Read More »