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    Guinea-Bissau Geography - 1991

      Total area: 36,120 km2
      land area: 28,000 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut

      Land boundaries: 724 km total
      Guinea 386, Senegal 338 km

      Coastline: 350 km

      Maritime claims: Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rendered its decision on the Guinea-Bissau/Senegal maritime boundary (in favor of Senegal)--that decision has been rejected by Guinea-Bissau

      Climate: tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoon-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds

      Terrain: mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east

      Natural resources: unexploited deposits of petroleum, bauxite, phosphates; fish, timber

      Land use: arable land 11%; permanent crops 1%; meadows and pastures 43%; forest and woodland 38%; other 7%

      Environment: hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season

      NOTE: The information regarding Guinea-Bissau on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea-Bissau Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea-Bissau Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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