Guinea Population 2018

13,110,784

Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a country in West Africa that is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish itself from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Guinea is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast. In 2018, Guinea has an estimated population of 13.05 million, which ranks 74th in the world.

Guinea's population has grown from just 8.7 million in 2000 to about 12.3 million in the course of 15 years. Guinea has almost 246,000 square kilometers of land with a population density of 41 people per square kilometer (106/sq mi).

Guinea Demographics

There are 24 ethnic groups in Guinea. The largest group is the Fula (40%), who live mostly in the Fouta Djallon region in central Guinea. The Mandingo account for 30% and live mostly in eastern Guinea. The Susa (20%) live in the coastal area of northwestern Guinea. The people living the the Guinee forestiere region in the southern part of the country are made up of many minority ethnic groups, including the Koniake (a sub-group of the Mandinka), Kissi, Guerze, Diakhanke (a sub-group of the Mandinka), Loma, Kuranko, Yalunka, and Gberese. There are also about 10,000 non-Africans in Guinea.

The predominant religion is Islam, practiced by about 85% of the population, followed by Christian (8%) and traditional beliefs (7%).

Guinea has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world with less than 30% of adults literate in 2003. Primary education is compulsory for just eight years, and most children do not attend for long or ever go to school.

French is the official language, although more than 24 indigenous languages are spoken in Guinea.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 1 minutes
One death every 5 minutes
One net migrant every 53 minutes
Net gain of one person every 2 minutes

Guinea Population in 2018Source: By Global Photographer [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or FAL], from Wikimedia Commons

About Guinea

Official NameRepublic of Guinea
Languages SpokenFrench
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude11-10
Currencies UsedGuinea Franc
DemonymGuinean

Guinea Population Density

Guinea Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Camayenne1,871,242
Conakry1,767,200
Nzerekore132,728
Kindia117,062
Kankan114,009
Gueckedou79,140
Coyah77,103
Kamsar61,527
Labe58,649
Kissidougou47,099
Fria44,369
Siguiri43,601
Macenta43,102
Mamou41,619
Telimele30,311
Tougue25,531
Pita20,052
Boke15,460
Kouroussa14,223
Koundara13,990

Guinea Population Clock

The population of Guinea (as of 9/2/2018)?13,110,784
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)13,052,608
Births Per Day1,247
Deaths Per Day311
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 909
Population Change Since January 1st222,705

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Estimate as of September 2nd 2018 is: 13,112,255

Guinea Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201813,052,60850.15%49.85%53.09752.64%
201712,717,17650.14%49.86%51.73752.59%
201612,395,92450.13%49.87%50.42752.52%
201512,091,53350.11%49.89%49.18752.30%
201010,794,17050.03%49.97%43.90782.20%
20059,679,74549.99%50.01%39.37821.90%
20008,808,54649.80%50.20%35.83842.28%
19957,871,17349.60%50.40%32.02865.43%
19906,041,09449.45%50.55%24.57923.51%
19855,084,76749.35%50.65%20.68982.42%
19804,511,90249.30%50.70%18.351010.67%
19754,364,51449.28%50.72%17.75950.68%
19704,219,77049.32%50.68%17.16941.70%
19653,877,80649.37%50.63%15.77931.63%
19603,577,40949.47%50.53%14.55911.53%
19553,316,13549.68%50.32%13.49891.40%
19503,093,65450.01%49.99%12.58870.00%

Guinea Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202013,750,82650.17%49.83%55.93750.00%
202515,611,60050.21%49.79%63.50752.57%
203017,631,38050.23%49.77%71.71742.46%
203519,788,55850.23%49.77%80.49722.34%
204022,059,92850.22%49.78%89.73682.20%
204524,423,59450.20%49.80%99.34672.06%
205026,852,33650.16%49.84%109.22661.91%
205529,312,85150.11%49.89%119.23651.77%
206031,778,12250.05%49.95%129.25641.63%
206534,213,44749.99%50.01%139.16641.49%
207036,590,36449.93%50.07%148.83621.35%
207538,882,19949.87%50.13%158.15591.22%
208041,067,67549.82%50.18%167.04581.10%
208543,121,33049.77%50.23%175.39540.98%
209045,025,73849.74%50.26%183.14540.87%
209546,761,83449.71%50.29%190.20510.76%
Data Sources
  1. Direction Nationale de la Statistique de Guinée
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1983, 1996 and 2014 censuses, the official population estimates through 2011, the 1965 administrative enumeration, the 1954/55 Étude Démographique par Sondage en Guinée, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer