Guinea-Bissau Population 2019

1,933,622

Guinea Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a country in West Africa bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Senegal, and Guinea. In 2019, the population of Guinea Bissau is estimated at 1.92 million, which ranks 150th in the world.

Guinea Bissau's population is believed to have grown to 1.92 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 speaks 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 8 minutes
One death every 29 minutes
One net migrant every 360 minutes
Net gain of one person every 11 minutes

Guinea-Bissau Population in 2018Source: By (WT-en) Pis bus at English Wikivoyage [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Guinea-Bissau Population Pyramid 2019

Guinea-Bissau Population by Age

There are 986,763 adults in Guinea-Bissau.

Census Years

Year Date
20192019
200929 March 2009
19911 December 1991

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.

Official NameRepublic of Guinea-Bissau
Languages SpokenPortuguese
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude12, -15
Currencies UsedCommunauté Financière Africaine (BCEAO) Franc
DemonymGuinea-Bissauan
BordersGuinea
Senegal
Name Population Location
Bissau388,028Map
Bafata22,521Map
Gabu14,430Map
Bissora12,688Map
Bolama10,769Map
Cacheu10,490Map
Catio9,898Map
Bubaque9,244Map
Mansoa7,821Map
Buba7,779Map
Quebo7,072Map
Canchungo6,853Map
Farim6,792Map
Quinhamel3,128Map

Guinea-Bissau Population Clock

The population of Guinea-Bissau (as of 10/8/2019)?1,933,622
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)1,920,922
Births Per Day181
Deaths Per Day50
Net Migrations Per Day-4
Net Change Per Day127
Population Change Since January 1st35,687

Guinea-Bissau Population Estimator

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Estimate as of October 8th 2019 is: 1,933,691

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20191,920,92248.88%51.12%53.171502.49%
20181,874,30348.83%51.17%51.881512.52%
20171,828,14548.79%51.21%50.611512.56%
20161,782,43848.74%51.26%49.341512.60%
20151,737,20248.69%51.31%48.091512.67%
20101,522,59948.47%51.53%42.151512.51%
20051,344,93048.25%51.75%37.231512.28%
20001,201,30148.35%51.65%33.251521.99%
19951,088,85448.37%51.63%30.141522.23%
1990975,26148.32%51.68%27.001512.26%
1985872,16348.25%51.75%24.141512.21%
1980781,67748.16%51.84%21.641510.41%
1975765,98949.06%50.94%21.201491.68%
1970704,93949.10%50.90%19.511491.64%
1965649,79049.17%50.83%17.991481.07%
1960616,13649.26%50.74%17.061471.35%
1955576,13649.36%50.64%15.951451.48%
1950535,42849.43%50.57%14.821440.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,968,00148.92%51.08%54.481500.00%
20252,209,37749.09%50.91%61.161482.34%
20302,461,20849.23%50.77%68.131472.18%
20352,724,00649.32%50.68%75.411452.05%
20402,996,04949.39%50.61%82.941421.92%
20453,276,01049.43%50.57%90.691411.80%
20503,557,20149.44%50.56%98.471371.66%
20553,834,90749.44%50.56%106.161361.51%
20604,104,75849.43%50.57%113.631351.37%
20654,365,36049.41%50.59%120.841351.24%
20704,613,18249.38%50.62%127.701331.11%
20754,846,59249.34%50.66%134.161330.99%
20805,062,17449.29%50.71%140.131320.87%
20855,258,00449.22%50.78%145.551290.76%
20905,430,72449.15%50.85%150.331270.65%
20955,579,97149.07%50.93%154.461270.54%
  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística e Censos
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1950, 1979, 1989 and 2009 censuses adjusted for underenumeration, with the total population enumerated in the 1991 census, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer