Description flag of Guinea-Bissau
two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side; there is a black five-pointed star centered in the red band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia
Official country name
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Republica da Guine-Bissau (long)
Guinean(s) (noun) Guine-Bissau (adjective)
Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
1,503,182 ranked 151, (data 2008)
this small country is swampy along its western coast and low-lying inland. The lowest point is Atlantic Ocean 0 m.
724km, Guinea 386 km, Senegal 338 km.
9 regions (regioes, singular - regiao); Bafata, Biombo, Bissau, Bolama, Cacheu, Gabu, Oio, Quinara, Tombali; note - Bolama may have been renamed Bolama/Bijagos
24 September 1973 (declared); 10 September 1974 (from Portugal)