Flag of Guinea-Bissau

Flag of Guinea-Bissau

The flag of Guinea-Bissau has been adopted in 1973 and it consists of three stripes where two of them are horizontal and one is vertical. Horizontal stripes have yellow and green color, whereas the vertical one in the left part of the flag is red and it carries a black five-pointed star. The colors used are typical of many African nations, thus represents their mutual solidarity. Yellow reminds the sharp African sun, green fertile soil and red stands for bloodshed in the struggle for independence. The black star symbolizes the African continent. The flag resembles the flag of Ghana, the first African nation that achieved independence. Guinea-Bissau followed Ghana in 1973, when it was liberated from Portuguese rule.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Guinea Guinea Conakry 10,824,200 245,857 km2
Flag of Senegal Senegal Dakar 13,567,338 196,722 km2

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Main information

Country
Guinea-Bissau
Capital city
Bissau
Population
1,704,000 (2013)
Total area
36,125 km2
Formation
24. 9. 1973
Highest point
300 m
GDP
$ 1,210 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
west african cfa franc (XOF)
Code
GW (GNB)
Calling code
+245
Internet TLD
.gw

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Guinea–Bissau (Bissau)
English
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
German
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
French
Guinée-Bissau (Bissau)
Italian
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
Spanish
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
Russian
Гвинея-Бисау (Бисау)
Slovak
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
Polish
Gwinea Bissau (Bissau)
Portuguese
Guiné-Bissau (Bissau)
Chinese
幾內亞比索 (比绍)
Japanese
ギニアビサウ (ビサウ)
Turkish
Gine-Bissau (Bissau)
Norwegian
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
Swedish
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
Hungarian
Bissau-Guinea (Bissau)
Dutch
Guinee-Bissau (Bissau)
Danish
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
Finnish
Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
Hebrew
גינאה ביסאו (ביסאו)

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