Flag of Guinea-Bissau and pt-GW

Locale Code: pt-GW

The locale code represents Portuguese language in Guinea-Bissau.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive pt-GW locale data for Guinea-Bissau
Country NameGuinea-Bissau
Country Name (Local)Guiné-Bissau
Country Flag🇬🇼
Country Area36125 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)GW
Language NamePortuguese
Language Name (Local)Português
Language Code (ISO 639-1)pt
RegionWestern Africa
Capital NameBissau
Capital Latitude11.86357
Capital Longitude-15.59767
Postal Code Format####
Postal Code Regex^(\d{4})$


The currency used for the locale code pt-GW is West African Franc.

Currency information for Guinea-Bissau and pt-GW locale
Currency NameWest African Franc
Currency Name (Local)West African CFA franc
Currency CodeXOF
Currency SymbolFr
Currency Numeric952
Currency Subunit Value0
Currency Subunit Name


Guinea-Bissau has one timezone with UTC offset UTC.



Guinea-Bissau shares borders with 2 countries and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'pt-GW' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, pt_GW is a locale code for Portuguese language in Guinea-Bissau. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.