What country is Bissau in?
Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa. It should not be confused with Guinea, its neighbor to the south and east. In the north, Guinea-Bissau borders Senegal. To the west is the Atlantic coast. Guinea-Bissau is about the same size as Baden-Württemberg.
The interior of the country is flat. The coast is very rugged. This is due to the waves of sea water. These attack the land with their strong surf and hollow it out.
Where the river Geba flows towards the sea, it becomes wider and wider, forming a large estuary. On the northern bank of the estuary is the capital Bissau. Several more rivers form wide estuaries on the coast. The coast is overgrown with mangrove forests, which form extensive swamps.
Off the coast is the archipelago of the Bijagós archipelago. There are 88 islands. Some of them are uninhabited. Most people live on the islands of Bubaque, Bolama and Caravela. The inhabitants of the Bijagós Islands are called Bijagós, but you can also find the name Bissagos. They call themselves Bijuga.
The landscape in the interior is an alternation of grassland, savannah and forests. It is also called the Guinea forest-savannah mosaic. Forests also grow along the rivers (gallery forest).
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