Guinea-Bissau Country Code +245

Country calling code +245

Alpha-2 Code GW

Alpha-3 Code GNB

About Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau (/ˌɡɪni bɪˈsaʊ/ (About this soundlisten); Portuguese: Guiné-Bissau), officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ ðɐ ɣiˈnɛ βiˈsaw]), is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometres (13,948 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,874,303. It borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east. Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Kaabu, as well as part of the Mali Empire. Parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century, while a few others were under some rule by the Portuguese Empire since the 16th century. In the 19th century, it was colonised as Portuguese Guinea. Upon independence, declared in 1973 and recognised in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with Guinea (formerly French Guinea). Guinea-Bissau has a history of political instability since independence, and only one elected president (José Mário Vaz) has successfully served a full five-year term...

Guinea-Bissau Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 11°48'9"N / 15°10'37"W
  • CAPITAL: Bissau
  • POPULATION: 1,953,800
  • AREA: 28,120 Km2
  • GDP: $1,346,841,897
  • TELEPHONES: 5,000
  • INTERNET USERS: 37,100

How to Call Guinea-Bissau from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Guinea-Bissau from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 245, the country code for Guinea-Bissau.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Guinea-Bissau

  • LANGUAGES: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
  • CURRENCY: Franc (XOF)

    Type C European 2-pin

    • Commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia
    • 2 pins
    • Not grounded
    • 2.5 A
    • Almost always 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type C

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