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Guinea-Bissau / COVID-19
Population 1,449,230
Total Confirmed 8369
Active 8198
Total deaths 171
Total recovered 0
Death rate 2.04 %


Guinea-Bissau ( (listen); Portuguese: Guiné-Bissau), officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ ðɐ ɣiˈnɛ βiˈsaw]), is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometres (13,948 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,874,303. It borders Senegal to the north and Guinea into the south-east. Guinea-Bissau was once part of part of the Mali Empire, in addition to Kaabu's realm. While there were a couple of others under some rule parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century. As Portuguese Guinea, it was colonised in the 19th century. Upon independence, announced in 1973 and recognised in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the nation's name to prevent confusion with Guinea (formerly French Guinea). Guinea-Bissau has a history of political instability since independence, and only one elected president (José Mário Vaz) has served a whole five-year term. Only about 2% of the population speaks Portuguese, the official language, as a language, and 33% speak it . Creole is the language that is national and also considered the language of unity. According as a language and about 52% speak it as a second 27, to a 2012 study, 54 percent of the population speak Creole. The remainder speak many different languages that are native. There are varied religions in Guinea-Bissau with no 1 religion. In 2008, the CIA World Factbook estimated that the population was roughly 22 percent Christian 40% Muslim, Animist that was 15%, and 18% alternative or unspecified. The per-capita gross domestic product of the country is among the lowest on earth. Guinea-Bissau is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Community of Portuguese Language Countries, La Francophonie, and the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, and was part of this now-defunct Latin Union.

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