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Geography of Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 36,125 km² (approx. 13,948 mi²). Continental shelf of Guinea-Bissau is approximately 39,339 km² (around 15,189 mi²). Guinea-Bissau is located in Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent. African countries include, but are not limited to, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Guinea-Bissau has 2 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Guinea, Senegal. Guinea-Bissau is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Guinea-Bissau is 70 m (230 ft).


Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Guinea-Bissau is 762 kilometers (~294 miles). Guinea-Bissau shares its land borders with 2 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Guinea-Bissau, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Guinea-Bissau has 2 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Guinea, and Senegal. The lengths of the land borders of Guinea-Bissau with its neighbouring countries are as follows:


Guinea - 386 km (240 mi),

Senegal - 338 km (210 mi).


Cities

The capital city of Guinea-Bissau is Bissau. The largest city in Guinea-Bissau is Bissau.


Elevation

The average elevation range of Guinea-Bissau is 70 m (230 ft). The highest point of Guinea-Bissau is an unnamed location, with its official height being 300 m (984 ft). The lowest point of Guinea-Bissau is Atlantic Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (an unnamed location) and lowest (Atlantic Ocean) points of Guinea-Bissau is 300 m (2 ft).


Area

The total land area of Guinea-Bissau is 36,125 km² (approx. 13,948 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 123,725 km² (~47,770 mi²). The continental shelf of Guinea-Bissau is approximately 39,339 km² (around 15,189 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Guinea-Bissau is approximately 159,850 km² (~61,718 mi²). Guinea-Bissau is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

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