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Map
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Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 36125  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 1547  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 42.8  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Bissau (423)  
United Nations membership date 17 September 1974  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 914  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 817  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 573  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 4.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 4.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 591.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 539.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 419.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 583.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 539.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 410.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 8.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 7.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 6.2  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 506.96 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 490.91 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 556.04 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -114 2009.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -46  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 ... Bissau. Index base 2003=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 122 Bissau. Index base 2003=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 104 Bissau. Index base 2003=100.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 136  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 132  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 137  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 132  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 68.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 67.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 66.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 78.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 78.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 78.3  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 ... Air arrivals.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 30 Air arrivals. 2007.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 5 Air arrivals.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 ...  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 0.3 Main telephone lines only.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 7.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 2.7  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 2.5  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 1.9  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Urban population (%) 2012 44.6  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 41.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 5.9/5.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 98.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 50.4/47.3  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 109.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 10.3  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 19.2/1.2 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 7891  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.3 1999.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 42.2/64.5 2000.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 9.0/31.7 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 10.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 59  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 72.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 293/0.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 65.0 UNSD estimate.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1756 January to November only.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 19.7/32.1 January to November only.  
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