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Guinea-Bissau is sandwiched between Guinea
and Senegal and encompasses some 60 offshore islands; including
the Bijagos Islands.
Guinea Bissau Country
Information, Guinea Bissau Language, Map of Guinea Bissau.
Countries neighbouring Guinea-Bissau are: Senegal
Guinea-Bissau is mainly low-lying and swampy with many large
estuaries. The capital, Bissau, is located on one such estuary - near the mouth of
the Geba River - in the middle of Guinea-Bissau's Atlantic coastline.
Nuno Tristao, a Portuguese slave trader, visited the area in 1446,
but a Portuguese trading post wasn't established at Bissau until 1687.
The British briefly had a settlement at Bolama in the late 18th
Portugal had their land claims disputed by the French and British; and
couldn't establish sufficient control over Guinea Bissau, until 1915.
Within 60 years Guinea Bissau became independent; helped in part by
the overthrow of the dictatorship in Portugal, during
the early 1970's.
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Airlines & Airports:
Guinea-Bissau is serviced by Air Bissau and TAP Air Portugal. Air Mauritanie and TACV also
connect Bissau with Mauritania and Cape
Bissau's Osvaldo Vieira Airport (OXB) is 8km from Bissau. If you get
to the airport too early, you might find it locked.
Adventurous travellers can travel overland from Guinea
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A commonwealth of Portuguese-speaking countries was formed on July
17th, 1996, to preserve the Portuguese language, coordinate diplomatic efforts, and
improve cooperation among its members: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde,
Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal,
and Sao Tome and Principe.
Teach yourself basic Portuguese before you travel to Guinea-Bissau.
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