Guinea-Bisau REPUBLIC OF GUINEA-BISSAU

International Treaties
Berne Convention
OAPI
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Child labor
Drug trafficking
One of the poorest countries in the world

Currency
West African Franc

Dialing Code
245

Internet Domain
.gw

Guinea-Bissau
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Compulsory from the age of 7 to 13, minority adult literacy

Employment Majority
Agriculture

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Cashew nuts, shrimp, peanuts, palm kernels, sawn lumber

Main Imports
Foodstuffs, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products

Main Industries
Agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks

CULTURE

Languages
Portuguese, Crioulo, French

Population
1,6 million (2010 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Islam

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Bissau

Climate
Warm, tropical climate, all year around with ittle temperature fluctuation

Neighbouring Countries
Senegal, Guinea

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