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    Guinea-Bissau Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal


      Geographic coordinates: 12 00 N, 15 00 W


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 36,120 sq km
      water: 8,120 sq km
      land: 28,000 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut


      Land boundaries: total: 724 km
      border countries: Guinea 386 km, Senegal 338 km


      Coastline: 350 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds


      Terrain: mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location in the northeast corner of the country 300 m


      Natural resources: fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, unexploited deposits of petroleum


      Land use: arable land: 10.67%
      permanent crops: 1.78%
      other: 87.55% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 170 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season; brush fires


      Environment - current issues: deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; overfishing


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: this small country is swampy along its western coast and low-lying further inland


      NOTE: The information regarding Guinea-Bissau on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea-Bissau Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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