Special Sub-Topic: A Tour of Guinea-Bissau
|Fauna: You and your family have decided to take a wildlife safari through the Guinea-Bissau jungle. Which of these animals are you most likely to find on your trip?
Red river hog. On your safari trip, you and your family are most likely to see a red river hog. The red river hog is a breed of wild pig from the Suidae family. It is characterized as being largely built, with reddish-brown fur and a white mane. Like most pigs and hogs, its diet consists mostly of vegetation, arthropods and vertebrates. Red river hogs are also scavengers, similar to vultures, and consume the dead carcasses of various animals. This makes an easy meal.
The arapaima is a large freshwater fish found in Brazil's Amazon River. The echidna is a type of marsupial native to Australia. The giant panda is found in China.
|Climate: Mary and Kenneth are planning to renew their wedding vows and have decided to get re-married in Guinea-Bissau because they dislike the cold polar climate in Nunavut. Which of the following climate types will Mary and Kenneth experience when they renew their vows?
Tropical wet and dry. During the renewal of Mary and Kenneth's vows, the weather they would experience would be a tropical wet and dry climate type. The climate of Guinea-Bissau changes within its seasons and months. Guinea-Bissau usually expects hot/dry and cool/wet conditions. The cool/wet climate is most often caused by monsoon rains. These monsoonal rains often develop between the months of June through November.
|Languages: Lance is planning on traveling to Guinea-Bissau for a business interview at one of its National Parks and wants to learn the official language of the country. Which of the following languages should he learn before the trip?
Portuguese. There are a wide variety of languages spoken in Guinea-Bissau. One of the country's main languages is Portuguese. Another common language spoken is Creole (Crioulo).
Somali is a language particularly spoken in Somalia. Filipino is one the official languages of the Philippines. Inuinnaqtun is a language often spoken in the Nunavut.
|Islands: Corrie and Panyin the tour guide have been enjoying a learning lesson on the beach. All of a sudden a hurricane, along with high tides, sweeps them into the Atlantic Ocean. Soon after, Panyin the tour guide spots a tiny island with her binoculars. Which of these islands is part of Guinea-Bissau?
Bissagos Islands (Bijagós Archipelago). The Bissago Islands are a cluster of islands found off the coast of Guinea-Bissau. These magnificent islands vary in terrain and their inhabitants. Some of the islands are even home to the hippopotamus. One of the most popular tourist destinations of the Bissago Islands is Caravela. The islands were once owned by Portugal.
Newfoundland is an island found of the east coast of Canada, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The Ko Samui is found off the coast of Thailand. Hawaii is a cluster of islands off the coast of the United States.
|Rivers: You and a couple of high school friends want to celebrate and travel to Guinea-Bissau. Upon arrival, you decide that you want to kayak on one of Guinea-Bissau's rivers. Which of these rivers is found in Guinea-Bissau?
Geba. The river that runs through the country of Guinea-Bissau is the Geba River. It is approximately 305km in length and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Many ships use the Geba River as needed transportation in order to export and import goods and services to neighboring towns and villages along the river's edge.
The Fish River is located in Namibia. The Sebou River is located in Morocco. The Ihosy River is located in Madagascar.
|Borders: Jazmin and her boyfriend Zack have illegally passed through a neighboring country. How many countries share a border with Guinea-Bissau?
Two. Guinea-Bissau shares a border with two different countries: Guinea and Senegal. Guinea is south of Guinea-Bissau, while Senegal is to the north.
|Regions: Tamara and Jose live in Guinea-Bissau and want to explore their home country. How many different regions make up the country of Guinea-Bissau? Hint: These regions are similar to provinces.|
Eight. Guinea-Bissau is divided into eight unique regions. Each region is home to a wonderful selection of wildlife. The regions of Guinea-Bissau include: Tombali, Quinara, Bafata, Gabu, Oio, Cacheu, Biombo and Bolama. Each region is sub-divided into numerous sectors and there are a total thirty-seven sectors.
|Currency: April goes to the farmers' market and sees that there are some cashews for sale. Which of these currencies should she use to pay for her purchase?
West African CFA franc. The currency often used in Guinea-Bissau is the West African CFA franc. The CFA franc is also used in central parts of Africa, this being called the Central African CFA. The Western CFA franc is used in seven other West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal.
The Canadian dollar is a Canadian currency. The Euro is a type of European currency. The Rupee is a type of currency used in India and other Southeast Asian countries.
|Natural Resources: Almira and Harbu are farmers and want to sell their resources. Which of these natural resources can be found in Guinea-Bissau?
All of these (Granite, Limestone, Phosphates). All of the resources mentioned can be found in Guinea-Bissau naturally. Granite is a kind of igneous rock often used in carpentry. Limestone is a substance used by many farmers to grow their produce. Also, limestone can be found naturally in some caves. Phosphates are found in some cleaning products and drinking water. Other natural resources found naturally in Guinea-Bissau include clay, fish and petroleum.
|National Parks: Zamra and her family are visiting from India and would like to do some nature hiking. All of the National Parks listed are found in Africa, but can you pick the one in Guinea-Bissau?
Ilhas de Orango National Park. Ilhas de Orange National Park is a National Park in Guinea-Bissau. It has approximately 27,000 hectares of land, which allows the park's wildlife to roam freely. The park has breath-taking scenery, which includes tropical plants, highland and mangroves. There are many different types of vegetation in the park.
The Karoo National Park is found in South Africa. The Saiwa Swamp National Park is located in Kenya. The Batéké Plateau National Park is in Gabon. All of these National Parks have a wonderful array of wildlife and magnificent scenery.
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