Capital: Bissau

Population: 1,799,842 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)

Official Language: Portuguese

Unofficial Languages: Crioulo, French, English

Main Religions: Islam, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Fulani, Mandinga, Balanta, Manjaco, Papel, Beafada, Mancanha, Bijago, Felupe, Mansoanca, Balanta Mane, and others

Largest Cities: Bissau

Main Sport: Athletics, Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Heroes Day (January 20)

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Labour Day (May 1)

Eid al-Fitr (July 7)

Martyrs’ Day (August 3)

Eid al-Adha (September 13)

Independence Day (National Day) (September 24)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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