The Republic of Guinea-Bissau (; Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau, pronounced [ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɐ ɡiˈnɛ biˈsau]) is located in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west.
It covers nearly 37,000 square kilometres (14,000 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,600,000. Formerly the Portuguese colony
of Portuguese Guinea
, upon independence, the name of its capital, Bissau
, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with the Republic of Guinea
. The country's per-capita gross domestic product
is one of the lowest in the world