Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

The Republic of Guinea Bissau is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west. The capital is the city of Bissau.

Attractions in Bissau include the Presidential Palace, bissau Velho - the old Portuguese colonial centre, the Porto Pidjiguiti, the Mercado de Bandim and the Fortaleza d'Amura.

The Republic of Guinea Bissau includes also the beautiful Bijagos Islands, an archipelago of some twenty tropical islands. It is possible to see hippos or turtles nesting grounds on some islands.

Things to see and do

* Forests of Jemberem
* The Presidential Palace
* Bissau Velho - old Portuguese colonial centre
* Mercado de Bandim
* Fortaleza d'Amura

General Information

Cruise Season - Oct - May
Currency - West African CFA franc (XOF)
Language - Portuguese
Population - 1,402,900 approx
Land Area - 28,000 km²
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code - +245

Port Location - The port at Bissau is called Porto Pidjiguiti.

Travel Links - Direct flights Lisbon-Bissau with TAP three times a week, all arrive currently at 01:10 am, returning the same day. TACV have four flights each week from Dakar to Bissau, returning to Dakar the same day.

There is a sea route between Dakar and Bissau. Additionally there are boats to and between the Bijagos islands.

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