Guinea-Bissau Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Guinea-Bissau?

Geography - note:

this small country is swampy along its western coast and low-lying inland

Climate:

tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds

Guinea-Bissau Use of Natural Resources

Guinea-Bissau Environment

Climate:

tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds

Terrain:

mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east

Natural Resources:

fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, unexploited deposits of petroleum

Natural Hazards:

hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season; brush fires

Irrigated Land:

87 Square Miles
226 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; overfishing

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Guinea-Bissau Geography

Geographic Location Africa
Total Area 13,948 Square Miles
36,125 Square Kilometers
Land Area 10,857 Square Miles
28,120 Square Kilometers
Water Area 3,091 Square Miles
8,005 Square Kilometers
Land Boundaries 450 Miles
724 Kilometers
Irrigated Land 87 Square Miles
226 Square Kilometers
Border Countries Guinea 386 km, Senegal 338 km
Coastline 217 Miles
350 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 12 00 N, 15 00 W
Terrain mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east
Highest Point 300 Meters
Highest Point Location unnamed location in the northeast corner of the country 300 m
Lowest Point Location Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, unexploited deposits of petroleum
Time Zone UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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