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Guinea-Bissau in Brief

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SOURCE: CIA World Factbook
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Population:1.5 million

Official language: Portuguese

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Religions: Indigenous beliefs, 50 percent; Muslim, 45 percent; Christian, 5 percent

Arable land:8.3 percent

Major exports: Cashew nuts, shrimp, sawn lumber

Life expectancy:47.5 years

Literacy:42 percent

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook

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