Madison, Bri, Chris
The Portuguese tried desperately to hang on to their colony much longer than other European countries. An armed independence rebellion began in 1956, but it was not until 1974 that the Portuguese finally accepted independence for Guinea-Bissau. Formerly Portuguese Guinea, Guinea-Bissau won independence from Portugal in 1974 after a long struggle.
Guinea-Bissau have neighbors that consist of Senegal and Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau is in West Africa, on the Atlantic coast, and is about half the size of South Carolina.
Guinea-Bissau has a hot, humid, typically tropical climate, with a rainy season that lasts from mid-May to mid-November and a cooler dry season occupying the rest of the year.
Also, one thing very interesting about thheir culture is they have an event called Carnaval. The highly special event of Guinea Bissau local life, with many festivities happening everywhere from the capital to the islands of the Bijagos Archipelago. This ceremony is a great example of a successful combination between the Western culture, Carnaval, and local traditions.
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Strengths and Weaknesses
Some strengths of Guinea-Bissau is they are on the Atlantic coast so they have access to water. Also, one of their main sources of income is agriculture which is good because they have nice weather for farming. The agricultural sector employs 83% of the labor force.
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Potential for Guniea Bissau
- In 2003, there were an estimated 8 mainline telephones for every 1,000 people. The same year, there was 1 mobile phone in use for every 1,000 people.
- In 2005, the armed forces had 9,700 active personnel
- Guinea-Bissau's labor force numbered 480,000 in 2002.
- The agricultural sector employs 83% of the labor force
- Most traditional housing units are made of adobe, mud, and/or quirinton, a combination of woven branches and straw