Guinea Bissau Population 2017

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Guinea Bissau's population is believed to have grown to 1.79 million, compared to the official population of 1.3 million at the 2002 census. The population density of Guinea Bissau is 44 people per square kilometer (154th in the world).

The only city with a population of more than 30,000 is Bissau, the capital, with an estimated population of 388,000 in 2005. The next-largest city is Bafata, with about 23,000 people.

Guinea Bissau Demographics

Guinea Bissau is an ethnically diverse country. The Fula (30%) and Mandinka-speaking people (13%) make up the largest percentage of the population and live mostly in the north and northeast. The Balanta (30%) and Papel (7%) people live in the southern coastal area. The Manjaco (14%) and Mancanha people live in the central and northern coastal regions of the country. The rest of the population is mostly mesticos of mixed African and Portuguese descent with a small Cape Verdean population.

Guinea Bissau did have a high Portuguese population until it gained independence, at which point most Portuguese people left.

While Portuguese is the official language of Guinea Bissau, only 14% of the population peaks the language. 44% speak Kriol, a Portuguese-based creole language, while the rest speak several native African languages. Because Guinea Bissau is surrounded by French-speaking countries, French is taught in schools as well.

About 50% of the population practices Islam, while 10% practice Christianity. An estimated 40% continue to practice indigenous religions, although many residents combine Islamic and Christian faiths with traditional beliefs.

Guinea Bissau Population in 2017 Source: Kode12

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Guinea Bissau Population Growth

Guinea Bissau is currently growing at a rate of 2.4% per year. By 2020, Guinea Bissau is predicted to have a population of 1.893 million, which should pass two million by 2025.

Guinea Bissau Population Density

About Guinea Bissau

Official Name Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Languages Spoken Portuguese
Borders GIN, SEN
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 12,-15
Currencies Used XOF

Guinea Bissau Population Clock

What is the population of Guinea Bissau (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 38
Deaths Per Day 12
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 21
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Guinea Bissau Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 35.644 births/thousand 20th
Crude Death Rate 11.514 deaths/thousand 22nd
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.022 people/thousand 127th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 56.065 years 193rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 54.289 years 193rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 57.892 years 192nd
Total Fertility Rate 4.604 children/woman 22nd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.82 surviving daughters/woman 35th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 83.171 deaths/1,000 live births 4th
Under Five Mortality 138.477 deaths/thousand 3rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.145 years 100th
Rate of Natural Increase 23.926 36th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 24.605% 189th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 26.204% 191st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 22.937% 187th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 38.856% 189th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 42.089% 191st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 35.522% 187th
Crude Suicide Rate 3.1 suicides/thousand 136th
Median Age (Total) 20 years 177th
Median Age (Female) 20.5 years 177th
Median Age (Male) 19.5 years 178th

Guinea Bissau Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 1,932,871 49.639% 50.361% 68 141 2.29% 150
2015 1,844,325 49.639% 50.361% 65 142 2.36% 150
2010 1,634,196 49.637% 50.363% 58 145 2.38% 150
2005 1,462,783 49.594% 50.406% 52 146 2.15% 148
2000 1,315,455 49.413% 50.587% 46 147 2.12% 149
1995 1,180,877 49.344% 50.656% 41 149 2.19% 150
1990 1,056,208 49.35% 50.65% 37 149 2.25% 150
1985 944,941 49.36% 50.64% 33 147 2.21% 151
1980 849,886 49.362% 50.638% 30 146 1.99% 151
1975 778,482 49.321% 50.679% 27 145 1.72% 150
1970 711,828 49.303% 50.697% 25 141 1.81% 149
1965 652,566 49.314% 50.686% 23 140 1.53% 147
1960 616,406 49.353% 50.647% 21 135 1.13% 146
1955 575,377 49.399% 50.601% 20 133 1.43% 145
1950 535,429 49.431% 50.569% 19 131 1.61% 144

Guinea Bissau Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 2,068,362 49.638% 50.362% 73 139 2.2% 149
2025 2,300,944 49.629% 50.371% 81 133 2.04% 147
2030 2,540,564 49.621% 50.379% 90 128 1.91% 146
2035 2,788,973 49.611% 50.389% 99 121 1.8% 145
2040 3,044,672 49.593% 50.407% 108 112 1.69% 141
2045 3,305,007 49.573% 50.427% 117 109 1.56% 139
2050 3,564,038 49.545% 50.455% 126 106 1.43% 135
2055 3,816,864 49.514% 50.486% 135 102 1.29% 134
2060 4,061,011 49.478% 50.522% 144 100 1.17% 134
2065 4,295,114 49.442% 50.558% 152 99 1.05% 133
2070 4,517,647 49.399% 50.601% 160 96 0.95% 131
2075 4,726,942 49.353% 50.647% 168 94 0.84% 131
2080 4,919,290 49.302% 50.698% 174 93 0.73% 131
2085 5,092,579 49.25% 50.75% 181 90 0.63% 131
2090 5,245,590 49.19% 50.81% 186 87 0.53% 128
2095 5,377,385 49.124% 50.876% 191 88 0.44% 128
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations