Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa. It borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Senegal to the east and Guinea (Conakry) to the south. With a surface area of 36,000 km² it is a little larger than the Netherlands. Its population consists of about 1.6 million people (UN, 2009) and the official language is Portuguese.
Guinea-Bissau is divided into 7 government regions, which are overseen by a governor. The eastern side of the country is Gabon, with Gabon as the capital. The southern side of the Gabo region is the Boé sector.