Guinea Population 2017

12,742,982

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 2017, Guinea has an estimated population of 12.72 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.

Guinea Population in 2018Source: Attribution: Joelguinea at the English language Wikipedia

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

Guinea Population Growth

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
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
Dabola13,057
Forecariah12,358
Tondon12,235
Beyla11,566
Mandiana10,609
Dubreka10,363
Koubia9,909
Faranah9,350
Kimbo9,326
Youkounkoun7,952
Gaoual7,461
Kerouane7,228
Dalaba7,036
Tokonou6,729
Sangueya6,117
Dinguiraye6,062
Mali5,479

Guinea Population Clock

What is the population of Guinea (as of 11/15/2017)?12,742,982
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)12,717,176
Births Per Day259
Deaths Per Day67
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 187
Population Change Since January 1st59,653

Guinea Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 35.476 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.238 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.148 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.02 years
Male Life Expectancy 59.495 years
Female Life Expectancy 60.525 years
Total Fertility Rate 4.773 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.984 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.024 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 50.639 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 86.259 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.119 years
Rate of Natural Increase 26.054
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 19.169%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 18.962%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 19.377%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 33.8%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 35.051%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 32.567%
Median Age (Total) 18.8 years
Median Age (Female) 19.1 years
Median Age (Male) 18.6 years

Guinea Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201712,717,17650.14%49.86%522.55%
201512,091,53350.11%49.89%492.30%
201010,794,17050.03%49.97%442.20%
20059,679,74549.99%50.01%391.90%
20008,808,54649.80%50.20%362.28%
19957,871,17349.60%50.40%325.43%
19906,041,09449.45%50.55%253.51%
19855,084,76749.35%50.65%212.42%
19804,511,90249.30%50.70%180.67%
19754,364,51449.28%50.72%180.68%
19704,219,77049.32%50.68%171.70%
19653,877,80649.37%50.63%161.63%
19603,577,40949.47%50.53%151.53%
19553,316,13549.68%50.32%131.40%
19503,093,65450.01%49.99%130.00%

Guinea Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202013,750,82650.17%49.83%560.00%
202515,611,60050.21%49.79%632.57%
203017,631,38050.23%49.77%722.46%
203519,788,55850.23%49.77%802.34%
204022,059,92850.22%49.78%902.20%
204524,423,59450.20%49.80%992.06%
205026,852,33650.16%49.84%1091.91%
205529,312,85150.11%49.89%1191.77%
206031,778,12250.05%49.95%1291.63%
206534,213,44749.99%50.01%1391.49%
207036,590,36449.93%50.07%1491.35%
207538,882,19949.87%50.13%1581.22%
208041,067,67549.82%50.18%1671.10%
208543,121,33049.77%50.23%1750.98%
209045,025,73849.74%50.26%1830.87%
209546,761,83449.71%50.29%1900.76%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer