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Guinea-Bissau Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Guinea-Bissau

The small coastal nation of Guinea-Bissau was once part of the Mali Empire and the Kingdom of Gabu. It has seen Portuguese influences over the years as well and each remains, despite the country gaining independence in 1973. When French Guinea was renamed, the capital was added to this country’s name to prevent confusion between the two.

When visiting Guinea-Bissau, one must make time to explore the 20+ islands that make up the archipelago of the Bijagos Islands. Visit Orango to see wild hippopotamus. Turtle nesting grounds can be found on some of the beaches. Most of the islands have fishing lodges that are owned by ex-pats.

In the southeast, you will find a combination of farms, forest, and savannah can provide an intriguing adventure as well. There is a certain remoteness to the area that has caused development to run behind other areas of the country. The Forests of Jemberem, as part of Cantanhez Natural Park, offer visitors access to this area. That makes it possible to encounter one of the largest populations of chimpanzees in Africa.

Political unrest is very common in Guinea-Bissau. Since it gained independence, the country has never seen an elected President serve out a full 5-year term. This has kept tourism levels down, but has allowed for higher levels of safety than in some neighboring nations. Vaccinations are mandatory for traveling to this destination.

Plan correctly and you may find Guinea-Bissau to be a uniquely beautiful African destination to enjoy.

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Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau

Bissau Travel Wiki Travel to Bissau Located just off the Atlantic Ocean, on the Geba River estuary, the city of Bissau was founded in 1687 as a Portuguese fortified trading center. It became the capital of Portuguese Guinea in 1942, then transitioned to be the capital of Guinea-Bissau when independence was granted in 1974. Some of the most interesting places to visit in Bissau are locations that have been abandoned. The former presidential palace, for example, was bombed during the country’s civil...

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Biggest City Guinea-Bissau

Facts about Guinea-Bissau, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Guinea-Bissau, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Geography and facts, Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Guinea-Bissau Holidays

Guinea-Bissau Public Holidays See the calendars for national Guinea-Bissau holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Guinea-Bissau holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

News from Guinea-Bissau

News from Guinea-Bissau - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Guinea-Bissau. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Travel forum Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau travel forum Discuss Guinea-Bissau travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

January 1New Year's Day
March 8International Women's Day
May 1Labour Day
August 3Killing of Pidjiguoiti
September 24National Day
VariableFeast of Sacrifice
November 14Movement of Readjustment
December 25Christmas Day

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

5Bolama 10.769
8Bubaque 9.244
9Mansôa 7.821