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Guinea-Bissau

Population: 1,315,822 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

Background: In 1994, 20 years after independence from Portugal, the country's first multiparty legislative and presidential elections were held. An army uprising that triggered a bloody civil war in 1998, created hundreds of thousands of displaced persons. The...

Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF, No information)

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Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Guinea-Bissau
 · BBC Country profile: Guinea-Bissau