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1) General culture

 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

50

[171st of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

47

[177th of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

50

[170th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

70

[136th of 153]

% immunized pregnant women tetanus

41

[39th of 54]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural

44

[95th of 140]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total

56

[106th of 144]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban

95

[66th of 141]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural

49

[113rd of 146]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total

56

[129th of 150]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban

79

[122nd of 147]

% under-fives with ARI --

10

[42nd of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

64

[25th of 80]

Access to sanitation

25%

[123rd of 129]

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

192.03 births

[6th of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

64 %

[17th of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

49.59 per 1,000 people

[4th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

34.7 %

[65th of 76]

Births with health staff

35%

[100th of 116]

Children living with AIDS

1,500

[48th of 80]

Children living with AIDS (per capita)

1.06157 per 1,000 people

[28th of 80]

Children Underweight Rate

5%

[38th of 95]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

8 %

[55th of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

101

[7th of 166]

Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

22.6 %

[43rd of 47]

Drinking water availability %

56%

[127th of 147]

Drug access

0%

[139th of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

8.7 $

[177th of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

3.49 %

[34th of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

1.31 %

[169th of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

4.8 %

[130th of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

31.6 %

[17th of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

35.9%

[13th of 179]

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

58.62 %

[25th of 112]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

7.08 births per woman

[4th of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

41.5

[167th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

39.6

[168th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

40.5

[166th of 186]

HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

10%

[10th of 136]

HIV AIDS > Deaths

1,200

[66th of 102]

HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

853.376 per million people

[44th of 102]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS

17,000

[75th of 126]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

12.089 per 1,000 people

[39th of 126]

HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49

2.81

[31st of 114]

HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,

2.8

[31st of 145]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

4,000

[62nd of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

1.48 per 1,000 people

[108th of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

80 %

[148th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

80 %

[142nd of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

35 %

[138th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

23 %

[141st of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

57 %

[138th of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

59 %

[151st of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

49 %

[146th of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

79 %

[157th of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

206.26 per 100,000 people

[49th of 200]

Infant mortality rate

108.72

[7th of 179]

Infant mortality rate > Female

91.25 deaths/1,000 live births

[12th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Male

111.74 deaths/1,000 live births

[8th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Total

101.64 deaths/1,000 live births

[9th of 225]

Intestinal diseases death rate

36.14%

[11th of 141]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

Life expectancy at birth > Female

49.39 years

[204th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Male

45.71 years

[209th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Total population

47.52 years

[207th of 225]

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

46.51 years

[164th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

43.79 years

[165th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

45.12 years

[164th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

48

[165th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

45

[165th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

47

[165th of 186]

Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk

very high

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases

malaria and yellow fever

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease

schistosomiasis

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet

67

[3rd of 35]

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet

7

[6th of 28]

Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs

58

[14th of 34]

Malaria cases > per 100,000

2,421

[30th of 94]

Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population

7 %

[6th of 27]

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

30.5 %

[19th of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

25 %

[21st of 63]

Maternal mortality

910 per 100,000

[5th of 136]

Measles immunization

70

[136th of 168]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

67

[10th of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

37

[44th of 125]

Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt

2

[109th of 112]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

30

[42nd of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

25

[35th of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

7

[26th of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

10

[32nd of 128]

Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months

100

[3rd of 57]

Oral rehydration rate %

13

[55th of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

100%

[1st of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

90 %

[84th of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

18

[164th of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

38

[173rd of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.12 per 1,000 people

[45th of 148]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

62.1 %

[50th of 62]

Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health

0%

[102nd of 159]

Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

3.79 %

[20th of 148]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

39 %

[15th of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

51.8%

[66th of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

197 per 1,000 people

[12th of 187]

Probability of not reaching 40

42.2%

[15th of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Female

37.8%

[145th of 159]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

32.5%

[147th of 159]

Respiratory disease child death rate

208.4 (est)

Tobacco > Cigarette consumption

90

[104th of 106]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

6.3%

[76th of 185]

Total fertility rate

7.1

[4th of 166]

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000

135

[42nd of 165]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

79.05 %

[47th of 178]

Tuberculosis immunisation

74%

[113rd of 134]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

75.37 %

[106th of 171]

Water availability

25,855 cubic meters

[37th of 169]

Women circumcised

0.3

[27th of 27]

Women circumcised (per capita)

0.000212314 per 1,000 people

[13th of 27]

Women circumcised share

0.3%

[27th of 27]


SOURCES UNICEF; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva; WHO, 2000; Wikipedia; List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary; The State of the World's Children 2002. New York; Oxford University Press.; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Health Organization; ; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau

Health
 

Beach Volleyball at the 2006 Lusophony Games > Pos

3

[1st of 10]

FIFA World Ranking > Men

108

[179th of 198]

FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita)

76.433 per 1 million people

[93rd of 197]

National Olympic Committee > NOC by recognition date > #

196

[6th of 68]


SOURCES Wikipedia Beach Volleyball at the 2006 Lusophony Games ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); Wikipedia National Olympic Committee

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau


Sports
 

exports > % of merchandise exports

81.92 %

[8th of 156]

imports > % of merchandise imports

43.6 %

[2nd of 155]


SOURCES World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau


Food

 

Country code

.gw

Hosts

82

[193rd of 228]

Hosts (per capita)

54.551 per million people

[186th of 222]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

0.06 Mbps

[151st of 167]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

0.301 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[164th of 184]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

0.043 Mbps per 1 billion peop

[174th of 188]

Internet Service Providers

2

[145th of 229]

Internet Service Providers (per capita)

0.00141543 per 1,000 people

[116th of 215]

ISP

2

[12th of 162]

ISP (per capita)

1,380.225 per billion people

[11th of 127]

Livejournal users

17

[212nd of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

74.95 $/month

[12th of 180]

TLD

.gw

Users

37,000

[134th of 190]

Users (per capita)

22.66 per 1,000 people

[126th of 184]


SOURCES IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau

Language
 

Languages
Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

39.6

[166th of 174]


SOURCES All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests

17

[113rd of 143]

Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita)

0.0120311 per 1,000 people

[88th of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

2

[106th of 150]

Catholic > Dioceses (per capita)

0.00141543 per 1,000 people

[51st of 148]

Catholic > Parishes

24

[118th of 149]

Catholic > Parishes (per capita)

0.0169851 per 1,000 people

[84th of 147]

Catholic > Religious Priests

61

[95th of 148]

Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita)

0.0431706 per 1,000 people

[47th of 147]

Catholic > Total Priests

78

[107th of 149]

Catholic > Total Priests (per capita)

0.0552017 per 1,000 people

[72nd of 148]

Catholics

141,000

[107th of 140]

Catholics as percentage

8.97

[84th of 150]

Islam > Percentage

38.081%

[51st of 164]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

38%

[54th of 168]

Islam > Population

538,090

[87th of 165]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

45 %

[22nd of 45]

Jehovahs Witnesses

114

[160th of 178]

Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita)

0.0636943 per 1,000 people

[163rd of 177]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

56,642

[125th of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

4 %

[100th of 163]

Religions
Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%

Religions > All
indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%,
Christian 5%

Religions > Muslim

45 %

[43rd of 100]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

8.97 %

[92nd of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

127,017

[116th of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

2,241

[127th of 232]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita)

15,859.873 per 10 million people

[109th of 222]

 

SOURCES Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia; Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia; Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia; Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau


3) Media

 

Average cost of local call

0.14

[15th of 151]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

41 %

[32nd of 153]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

15.13 %

[123rd of 155]

Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people

4.79 per 1,000 people

[75th of 89]

DVD region

5

[3rd of 171]

E-Government rating

20

[183rd of 182]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

7.92 per 1,000 people

[182nd of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

J5A - J5Z

Households with television > %

25.74 %

[106th of 160]

International dialling code

245

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

12,158,000 min.

[137th of 164]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita)

8.903 min. per capita

[128th of 185]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

600,000 $

[83rd of 101]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

1.993 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[71st of 130]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

0.378 $ per capita

[80th of 132]

Mobile phone subscribers

67,000

[156th of 198]

Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

42.235 per 1 million people

[150th of 201]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

6,000

[84th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita)

4.644 per 1,000 people

[77th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

1

[101st of 106]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita)

0.774 per million people

[76th of 104]

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

21.93 $/month

[19th of 185]

Radio broadcast stations
AM 1 (transmitter out of service), FM 4, shortwave 0

Radio receivers

49,000

[184th of 188]

Radio receivers (per capita)

0.039 per capita

[178th of 182]

Radios

49,000

[188th of 221]

Radios (per capita)

34.678 per 1,000 people

[207th of 212]

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

15.9 %

[134th of 165]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

1347000000

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

5.41 % GDP

[19th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

8472640000

Telephone employees, total

243

[165th of 194]

Telephone employees, total (per capita)

0.178 per 1,000 people

[163rd of 202]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

70.5 per 100 mainlines

[19th of 134]

Telephone mainlines

10,558

[178th of 202]

Telephone mainlines (per capita)

7.068 per 1,000 people

[167th of 203]

Telephone subscribers

11,833

[181st of 199]

Telephone subscribers (per capita)

0.009 per 1,000 people

[184th of 201]

Telephone subscribers per employee

45.77

[151st of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
combination of microwave radio relay, open-wire lines, radiotelephone, and cellular communications; fixed-line teledensity less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity reached 20 per 100 in 2007

Telephone system > General assessment

small system

Telephone system > International

country code - 245

Telephone systems > Privatisation

1990

Telephones > Main lines in use

4,600

[126th of 174]

Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita)

3.123 per 1,000 people

[123rd of 173]

Telephones > Mobile cellular

296,200

[141st of 186]

Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita)

201.116 per 1,000 people

[134th of 185]


SOURCES ; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau


Internet
 

Languages
Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

39.6

[166th of 174]


SOURCES All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Guine-Bissau


4) Tourism

1. Varela

Just south of the Senegalese border, in the Cacheu region, this beach can be a challenge to reach, but its stunning views, pine forests, and remote feel make it worth the trip.

2. Bolama Town

Bolama Town, on the landward side of Bolama Island, provides a look back at the past grandeurs of the Portuguese empire. Crumbling mansions, decaying colonial buildings, and leafy avenues make a lovely backdrop for an evening stroll.

3. Praia da Bruce
This isolated beach on the island of Bubaque, in the Bijagó Archipelago, boasts pristine stretches of sand and shady cashew trees. Rent a bike and journey to the beach along Bubaque’s straight, forest-lined road.

4. Orango
One of the many Bijagó islands, Orango is home to stunning tropical beaches and a population of salt water–dwelling hippos.

5. Bafata
This small, picturesque town is a good spot for wandering among the red, Portuguese-style houses. Maimouna Kape, a hotel in the town’s center, also has a popular outdoor bar.

6. Local Fare
Feast on the country’s many specialties, like kaldo branco (fish in white sauce) and grilled king prawns while sipping the national beverage, cashew wine.

7. Fiesta
Soak up the sights at Bissau’s annual carnival, which takes place in February or March and draws people from all over the country to check out the fierce dance and music competitions.

8. Local rhythm
Tap into the Bissau-Guinean culture through gumbe, a samba-like type of music that is sung in Crioulo and reflects both indigenous musical traditions and Portuguese influences.

9. Move It
Seek out a performance of Broxa, the traditional dance of the Balante people. Near Mansôa, in the Oio region, Broxa dance troops travel from village to village dressed as warriors, dancing and playing centuries-old instruments.

10. Street Market
In Gabú, the country’s most significant eastern town, stroll along the street market in the early evening; there you’ll find everything from locally made crafts to just-picked fruit.

When to Go
In Guinea- Bissau the weather is hot and humid averaging about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 degrees Celcius) year-round. The monsoonal-type rainy season typically lasts from June to November, and the dry season runs from December to May.

 

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