Updated: Oct 1, 2022
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Guinea-Bissau, or officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
Guinea-Bissau is located in Western Africa. Guinea-Bissau is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the east.
The reason for naming the country
In the 19th century, it was colonized as Portuguese Guinea. Upon independence, declared in 1973 and recognized in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with Guinea (formerly French Guinea).