Hydrogeology of Guinea Bissau
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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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|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%|
|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
More information on average rainfall and temperature for each of the climate zones in Guinea Bissau can be seen at the Guinea Bissau climate page.
These maps and graphs were developed from the CRU TS 3.21 dataset produced by the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, UK. For more information see the climate resource page.
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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).
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).
For further information about transboundary aquifers, please see the Transboundary aquifers resources page.
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.