Guinea-Bissau - Tropical Water Village
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country located in West Africa.
In Ballante, "Bissau" means "is in front of the village." An area of
36,100 square kilometers. Approximately 1.35 million people live in
the country, which has an area of 36,100 square kilometers. The
population is largely comprised of the Fula tribe and the Ballante
family, such as Mandingo. Islam is the primary religion, and the
official languages are Portuguese, and Creole generic, an oral
language with no writing system. The currency is the CFA franc and
the capital is Bissau.
The flag of Guinea Bissau is red, yellow, green, and black. Red
symbolizes the struggle for national independence and the blood of
soldiers, yellow denotes the country's wealth, harvest and the
people, green represents agriculture, and a black five-pointed star
symbolizes African dignity, freedom and peace.
Portuguese colonialists invaded Bolama Island, and in 1879 it was
reduced to a Portuguese colony. In 1951 Guinea-Bissau became a
Portuguese "overseas province." On September 24, 1975, Cape Verde,
the African Party for the Independence of Guinea (the PAIGC) under
the leadership of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and the promulgation
of the constitution was proclaimed in the liberated areas. The
following year in September, the Portuguese to be recognized, and in
the withdrawal of all occupying forces in October.
Economy and Cultural Customs
Guinea-Bissau is a land of tropical rivers and lakes, with an
economy dominated by agriculture, primarily the cultivation of rice
and corn. There are ich fishery resources, with good fishing grounds
in West Africa, making fishing and coast oil important pillars of
the Guinea-Bissauan economy.