Guinea Population 2017

13,304,497

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.

Guinea Population in 2017Source:

About Guinea

Official NameRepublic of Guinea
Languages SpokenFrench
BordersCIV, GNB, LBR, MLI, SEN, SLE
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude11-10
Currencies UsedGNF

Guinea Population Density

Name Population
Mali5,479
Dinguiraye6,062
Sangueya6,117
Tokonou6,729
Dalaba7,036
Kerouane7,228
Gaoual7,461
Youkounkoun7,952
Kimbo9,326
Faranah9,350
Koubia9,909
Dubreka10,363
Mandiana10,609
Beyla11,566
Tondon12,235
Forecariah12,358
Dabola13,057
Koundara13,990
Kouroussa14,223
Boke15,460
Pita20,052
Tougue25,531
Telimele30,311
Mamou41,619
Macenta43,102
Siguiri43,601
Fria44,369
Kissidougou47,099
Labe58,649
Kamsar61,527
Coyah77,103
Gueckedou79,140
Kankan114,009
Kindia117,062
Nzerekore132,728
Conakry1,767,200
Camayenne1,871,242

Guinea Population Clock

What is the population of Guinea (as of September 13, 2017)?13,304,497
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)13290659
Births Per Day259
Deaths Per Day67
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 187
Population Change Since January 1st47,685

Guinea Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 35.476 births/thousand21
Crude Death Rate 9.238 deaths/thousand53
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.148 people/thousand78
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.02 years182
Male Life Expectancy 59.495 years181
Female Life Expectancy 60.525 years184
Total Fertility Rate 4.773 children/woman19
Net Reproduction Rate 1.984 surviving daughters/woman20
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.024 males per female197
Infant Mortality Rate 50.639 deaths/1,000 live births29
Under Five Mortality 86.259 deaths/thousand20
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.119 years101
Rate of Natural Increase 26.054 21
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 19.169 %179
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 18.962 %176
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 19.377 %183
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 33.8 %181
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 35.051 %175
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 32.567 %183
Crude Suicide Rate 3.3 suicides/thousand130
Median Age (Total) 18.8 years191
Median Age (Female) 19.1 years193
Median Age (Male) 18.6 years190

Guinea Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201713,290,65950.169%49.831%541492.59%74
201512,608,59050.142%49.858%511502.65%74
201011,012,40650.057%49.943%441582.72%76
20059,669,02349.987%50.013%391592.34%81
20008,799,16549.796%50.204%351611.76%83
19957,863,03349.6%50.4%321613.27%86
19906,034,08149.452%50.548%241695.37%92
19855,078,68949.354%50.646%201692.81%98
19804,506,55949.302%50.698%181691.71%101
19754,359,73549.283%50.717%171670.39%95
19704,215,44249.321%50.679%171621.03%94
19653,877,80449.367%50.633%151611.8%93
19603,577,41349.474%50.526%141551.56%91
19553,316,14249.68%50.32%131531.42%89
19503,093,65150.008%49.992%121531.54%87

Guinea Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202014,354,83350.2%49.8%581482.52%74
202516,246,48350.237%49.763%661472.4%74
203018,275,96350.258%49.742%741432.28%72
203520,432,77550.27%49.73%831352.16%71
204022,700,32650.268%49.732%921302.03%66
204525,059,50550.255%49.745%1011181.9%67
205027,486,28750.227%49.773%1111111.77%66
205529,947,08650.193%49.807%1211091.63%66
206032,411,46650.155%49.845%1311041.51%65
206534,858,00050.112%49.888%1411021.38%63
207037,242,42250.068%49.932%151991.25%61
207539,536,71250.022%49.978%160971.12%59
208041,723,48549.983%50.017%169951.01%58
208543,786,21449.96%50.04%178910.9%53
209045,702,22949.944%50.056%185880.79%52
209547,455,24849.951%50.049%193870.7%51
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations