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GUINEA (Conakry) UNO Member Republic of GUINEA : President Ahmed Sekou Toure
EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Malabo aUNO Member Republic of EQUATORIAL GUINEA : President Francisco Macias Nguema
GUINEA-BISSAU (Bissau a + Boe qDe facto Independent State of GUINEA-BISSAU [Council of State] : Aristides Pereira

Other Entities with similar names

State of GUINEA-BISSAU [Council of State]
(Bissau a + Boe q)

State of GUINEA-BISSAU [Council of State]

Flag or logo since 1974-09-10*
Estado da GUINÉ-BISSAU (pt) De facto Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

Aristides Pereira
(ruler of GUINEA-BISSAU since 1974-09-10)
Capitals & administrative places*: Bissau a + Boe q
(Bissau + Madina do Boé)
a administrative, national or political capital (also ruler's residence)
q de facto capital
Official & national languages: Portuguese (pt) .



12 Divisions:

BAFATA Circumscription of BAFATA  (Bafata)Local: Circunscriçaõ de BAFATÁ (pt)  (Bafatá)
BIJAGOS Circumscription of BIJAGOS  (Bubaque)Local: Circunscriçaõ dos BIJAGÓS (pt)  (Bubaque)
BISSAU Circumscription of BISSAU  (Bissau)Local: Circunscriçaõ de BISSAU (pt)  (Bissau)
BISSORA Circumscription of BISSORA  (Bissora)Local: Circunscriçaõ de BISSORÃ (pt)  (Bissorã)
BOLAMA Circumscription of BOLAMA  (Bolama)Local: Circunscriçaõ de BOLAMA (pt)  (Bolama)
CACHEU Circumscription of CACHEU  (Teixeira Pinto)Local: Circunscriçaõ de CACHEU (pt)  (Teixeira Pinto)
CATIO Circumscription of CATIO  (Catio)Local: Circunscriçaõ de CATIÓ (pt)  (Catió)
FARIM Circumscription of FARIM  (Farim)Local: Circunscriçaõ de FARIM (pt)  (Farim)
FULACUNDA Circumscription of FULACUNDA  (Fulacunda)Local: Circunscriçaõ de FULACUNDA (pt)  (Fulacunda)
GABU Circumscription of GABU  (New Lamego)Local: Circunscriçaõ do GABÚ (pt)  (Nova Lamego)
MANSOA Circumscription of MANSOA  (Mansoa)Local: Circunscriçaõ de MANSÔA (pt)  (Mansôa)
SAO DOMINGOS Circumscription of SAO DOMINGOS  (Sao Domingos)Local: Circunscriçaõ de SÃO DOMINGOS (pt)  (São Domingos)

7 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

AFRICAN UNITY Organization of African Unity : OAU  (Addis Ababa)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO Specialized Agency  (Rome)
ISLAM Organization of the Islamic Conference : OIC  (Jedda)
PORTUGUESE COLONIES Conference of Nationalist Organizations of the Portuguese Colonies : CNOPC  (Casablanca)
UPU Universal Postal Union : UPU Specialized Agency  (Berne)
WHO World Health Organization : WHO Specialized Agency  (Pregny-Chambesy)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.
Notes: aims to find the countries, territories, governments, administrative divisions and main international organisations that have existed during the 20th century.
   Current depth of investigation: . [red: country considered completed, rose: 1 level yet to complete, white: 2 levels yet to complete]
   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.


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