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Guinea-Bissau

Global Sourcebook | Index | Properties

GUINEA-BISSAU
GUINEA-BISSAU

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Guinea-Bissau - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

245

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

GW

Internet country code

GW

GRC Country Code

GUB

Guinea-Bissau - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 27th April 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:

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(where image indicates the decimal separator and image the thousands separator). Numbers in Adlam are written from right to left.

In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script; and Portuguese:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Guinea-Bissau - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 27th April 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:

   yyyy-mm-dd

In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script; and Portuguese:

   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32   

Guinea-Bissau - Languages

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The official language is Portuguese External.

There are 22 other languages spoken in Guinea-Bissau. Their geographical spread is complex. The most widely spoken are: Balanta External (270 000 speakers); Upper Guinea Crioulo External (a Creole based on Portuguese) (150 000 speakers); Fulfulde External (180 000 speakers); Madinka External (119 000 speakers); Mandyak External (125 000 speakers) and Papel External (97 000 speakers).

Guinea-Bissau - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in Portuguese. The rules for Portuguese addresses will be followed - thoroughfare type first with an upper case first letter followed by thoroughfare name then number. For more information on thoroughfare types and other address components, please refer to the chapter on Portugal.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Guinea-Bissau - Postal codes

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These consist of a block of 4 digits.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Guinea-Bissau - Postal code format graphic

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Guinea-Bissau - Postal code format

Guinea-Bissau - Postal code specifics

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Guinea-Bissau - Postal code regular expression

\A\d{4,4}\Z

Guinea-Bissau - Postal code level of coverage

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Guinea-Bissau - Postal code map

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Guinea-Bissau - Administrative districts

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Guinea-Bissau has 9 regions External (regioes, singular - regiao):

    Bafatá External
    Biombo External
    Bissau External
    Bolama External
    Cacheu External
    Gabú External
    Oio External
    Quinara External
    Tombali External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Guinea-Bissau

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   Note: This section last updated 9th January 2017

Guinea-Bissauen telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 9 digits when called from abroad. Mobile numbers commence with 955-956, 965-966, 969 or 977.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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