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==Geographical Setting==
 
==Geographical Setting==
  
[[File:Guinea-Bissau_Political.png | right | frame | Guinea Bissau (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Geography | geography resources section]])]]  
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[[File:Guinea-Bissau_Political.png | right | frame | Guinea Bissau (For more information on the datasets used to develop the map see the [[Geography | geography resource page]]]]  
  
 
===General===
 
===General===
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[[File:Guinea-Bissau_pre_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly precipitation for Guinea Bissau showing minimum and maximum (light blue), 25th and 75th percentile (blue), and median (dark blue) rainfall]] [[File:Guinea-Bissau_tmp_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly temperature for Guinea Bissau showing minimum and maximum (orange), 25th and 75th percentile (red), and median (black) temperature]] [[File:Guinea-Bissau_pre_Qts.png | 255x124px | Quarterly precipitation over the period 1950-2012]] [[File:Guinea-Bissau_pre_Mts.png|255x124px | Monthly precipitation (blue) over the period 2000-2012 compared with the long term monthly average (red)]]  
 
[[File:Guinea-Bissau_pre_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly precipitation for Guinea Bissau showing minimum and maximum (light blue), 25th and 75th percentile (blue), and median (dark blue) rainfall]] [[File:Guinea-Bissau_tmp_Monthly.png| 255x124px| Average monthly temperature for Guinea Bissau showing minimum and maximum (orange), 25th and 75th percentile (red), and median (black) temperature]] [[File:Guinea-Bissau_pre_Qts.png | 255x124px | Quarterly precipitation over the period 1950-2012]] [[File:Guinea-Bissau_pre_Mts.png|255x124px | Monthly precipitation (blue) over the period 2000-2012 compared with the long term monthly average (red)]]  
 
   
 
   
For further detail on the climate datasets used see the [[Climate | climate resources section]].
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For more information on the datasets used to develop these maps and graphs see the [[Climate | climate resource page]].
  
 
===Surface water===
 
===Surface water===
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| [[File:Guinea-Bissau_Hydrology.png | frame | Major surface water features of Guinea Bissau (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Surface water | surface water resources section]])]]
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| [[File:Guinea-Bissau_Hydrology.png | frame | Major surface water features of Guinea Bissau. For more information on the datasets used to develop the map see the [[Surface water | surface water resource page]]]]
 
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| [[File:Guinea-Bissau_soil.png | frame | Soil Map of Guinea Bissau (For map key and more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Soil | soil resources section]])]]
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| [[File:Guinea-Bissau_soil.png | frame | Soil Map of Guinea Bissau. For more information on the map see the [[Soil | soil resource page]]]]
  
 
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| [[File:GuineaBissau_LandCover.png | frame | Land Cover Map of Guinea Bissau (For map key and more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Land cover | land cover resources section]])]]
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| [[File:GuineaBissau_LandCover.png | frame | Land Cover Map of Guinea Bissau. For map key and more information on the datasets used to develop the map see the [[Land cover | land cover resource page]]]]
 
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==Geology==
 
==Geology==
  
The geology map shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale. More information is available in the report [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/fulldetails.cfm?id=AGLA060039 UN (1988)] (see References section, below).  
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The geology map shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the [[Geology | Geology resources section]] for more details).  
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More information is available in the report [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/fulldetails.cfm?id=AGLA060039 UN (1988)] (see References section, below).
  
  
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| [[File:Guinea-Bissau_Geology.png | frame | Simplified Geology of Guinea Bissau (For more information on the datasets used in the map see the [[Geology | the Geology resources page]])]]
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| [[File:Guinea-Bissau_Geology.png | center | thumb| 500px | Geology of Guinea Bissau at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]]]
 
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==Hydrogeology==
 
==Hydrogeology==
  
The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Hydrogeology Map | Hydrogeology Map]] resource page for more details).  
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The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Hydrogeology Map | hydrogeology map]] resource page for more details).  
  
 
More information on the hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau is available in the report [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/fulldetails.cfm?id=AGLA060039 United Nations (1988)] (see References section, below).  
 
More information on the hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau is available in the report [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/fulldetails.cfm?id=AGLA060039 United Nations (1988)] (see References section, below).  
  
[[File:Guinea-Bissau_Hydrogeology.png]] [[File: Hydrogeology_Key.png | 500x195px]]
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[[File:Guinea-Bissau_Hydrogeology.png| center | thumb| 500px | Hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau at 1:5million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Hydrogeology Map | hydrogeology map]] resource page]]
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Revision as of 17:16, 6 April 2016

Africa Groundwater Atlas >> Hydrogeology by country >> Hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau


This page has limited information and needs to be updated. If you have more information on the hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau, please get in touch!


Compilers

Dr Kirsty Upton and Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey, UK

Please cite this page as: Upton & Ó Dochartaigh, 2016.

Bibliographic reference: Upton, K. & Ó Dochartaigh, B.É. 2016. Africa Groundwater Atlas: Hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau. British Geological Survey. Accessed [date you accessed the information]. http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Hydrogeology_of_Guinea_Bissau

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Geographical Setting

Guinea Bissau (For more information on the datasets used to develop the map see the geography resource page

General

Estimated Population in 2013* 1,704,255
Rural Population (% of total) (2013)* 52.3%
Total Surface Area* 28,120 sq km
Agricultural Land (% of total area) (2012)* 58.0%
Capital City Bissau
Region Western Africa
Border Countries Senegal, Guinea
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal (2013)* 175 Million cubic metres
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Agriculture (2013)* 82.3%
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Domestic Use (2013)* 13.1%
Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Industry (2013)* 4.6%
Rural Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)* 55.5%
Urban Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)* 96.1%

* Source: World Bank


Climate

Average monthly precipitation for Guinea Bissau showing minimum and maximum (light blue), 25th and 75th percentile (blue), and median (dark blue) rainfall Average monthly temperature for Guinea Bissau showing minimum and maximum (orange), 25th and 75th percentile (red), and median (black) temperature Quarterly precipitation over the period 1950-2012 Monthly precipitation (blue) over the period 2000-2012 compared with the long term monthly average (red)

For more information on the datasets used to develop these maps and graphs see the climate resource page.

Surface water


Major surface water features of Guinea Bissau. For more information on the datasets used to develop the map see the surface water resource page

Soil

Soil Map of Guinea Bissau. For more information on the map see the soil resource page

Land cover

Land Cover Map of Guinea Bissau. For map key and more information on the datasets used to develop the map see the land cover resource page

Geology

The geology map shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the Geology resources section for more details).

More information is available in the report UN (1988) (see References section, below).



Geology of Guinea Bissau at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the geology resource page

Hydrogeology

The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the hydrogeology map resource page for more details).

More information on the hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau is available in the report United Nations (1988) (see References section, below).

Hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau at 1:5million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the hydrogeology map resource page
Hydrogeology Key.png



Transboundary aquifers

For further information about transboundary aquifers, please see the Transboundary aquifers resources page.

References

References with more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau can be accessed through the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive.

United Nations. 1988. Groundwater in North and West Africa: Guinea-Bissau. United Nations Department of Technical Cooperation for Development and Economic Commission for Africa.


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