Port city Bissau is the capital of Guinea-Bissau. In 1687, it was a Portuguese post and a slave-trading center. The region remained under Portuguese control through the colonial times until Guinea-Bissau's independence in 1973. However, true independence only came when the Portuguese withdrew in the following year.
Bissau has remained the country's capital ever since 1941. The population is well over 100,000. The city has good transportation facilities through canals. The city has a wharf and pier and an enlarged harbor .The city also has an international airport and is home to a university and a research institute.
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