Transnational_issues of Guinea-Bissau

Disputes - international:in 2006, political instability within Senegal's Casamance region resulted in thousands of Senegalese refugees, cross-border raids, and arms smuggling into Guinea-Bissau
Refugees and internally displaced persons:refugees (country of origin): 7,320 (Senegal) (2006)
Illicit drugs:increasingly important transit country for South American cocaine enroute to Europe; enabling environment for trafficker operations thanks to pervasive corruption; archipelago-like geography around the capital facilitates drug smuggling

Guinea-Bissau Quickstats

  • Population: 1,472,780 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 36,120 sq km
  • Density: 44 /km² (154th)
  • GDP (total): $1.167 billion (165th)
  • GDP (per capita): $736 (177th)
  • Literacy: 42.4%

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  • Currency: CFA franc (XOF)
  • Dial code: +245

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