Guinea Bissau

Country informations

  • Capital: Bissau
  • Official language: Portuguese
  • Government type: Republic
  • Independence date: 1974
  • Independence from: Portugal
  • National holiday:  Septembre 24
  • Population: 1.700.000
  • Central Bank: BCEAO
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Country code: +245
  • Internet country code: .gw
  • Border countries: Senegal, Guinea, Atlantic Ocean
  • Documents and visas: Passport valid for more than 6 months. Visa requirement
  • Vaccinations: Yellow fever mandatory, Polio, Hepatitis A and B, rabies and typhoid recommended


La Guinea Bissau is a growing market offering numerous opportunities to companies interested in international development in the following areas:

  • fishing
  • telecoms
  • Infrastructure and construction
  • energy
  • agriculture
  • health
  • consumer goods
  • tourism

The country is member of UEMOA, Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa, which includes eight countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Togo, Niger and Senegal with a single currency (the CFA franc) that represents:

    • a market of 70 million consumers based on the free movement of people and goods
    • a market with a trade policy and a common customs fee (TEC)

Guinea Bissau is also part of the ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States created in 1975 with the mission of promoting and developing economic activities and that has a global market of 200 million consumers spread over the 15 Member States.

The 80 islands forming the archipeago of Bijagos are crucial for biodiversity of the Atlantic and partly protected by national parks. The sea of Guinea Bissau, extremely fishy, annually attracts fishing boats of the European Union that collect 500,000 tons of fish.

Guinea Bissau has an extremely rich soil and subsoil, with important reserves of bauxite, wood, oil, phosphates, gold, diamonds, all in a lustful nature.

Often presented as a poor and politically unstable country Guinea Bissau, after the political crisis of 1998-99, has embarked on a program of reforms in the field of defense and security with a path of modernization of the state, of the economy and infrastructure.

International Organizations providing important financial, institutional and organizational support to Guinea Bissau in order to encourage the creation of a system as possible attractive to foreign investors.

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