Guinea-Bissau Population 2024 (Live)

2,198,307

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
28,120
The current population of Guinea-Bissau is 2,198,307 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 2,197,149.

Guinea-Bissau Growth Rate

Guinea-Bissau Population Clock

Guinea-Bissau Population (as of 7/9/2024)2,198,307
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)2,197,149
Births per Day179
Deaths per Day46
Migrations per Day-4
Net Change per Day129
Population Change Since Jan. 124,639

Components of Population Change

One birth every 8.05 minutes
One death every 31.3 minutes
One emigrant every 360 minutes
Net gain of one person every 11.17 minutes

Guinea-Bissau Population Clock

Guinea-Bissau Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Bissau388,028
Bafata22,521
Gabu14,430
Bissora12,688
Bolama10,769
Cacheu10,490
Catio9,898
Bubaque9,244
Mansoa7,821
Buba7,779

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,197,1492.2%78148137
20232,150,8422.24%76148137
20202,015,8282.3%72150140
20191,970,4572.36%70150141
20181,924,9552.4%68151142
20171,879,8262.47%67151144
20151,788,9192.68%64151145
20101,567,2202.58%56152146
20051,379,7132.31%49151149
20001,230,8491.96%44153151
19951,117,2222.79%40154152
1990973,5511.58%35154154
1985900,0881.6%32152151
1980831,4624.74%30152149
1975659,6352.2%23153154
1970591,6630.48%21154153
1965577,638-0.01%21151149
1960577,9330.5%21149139
1955563,7130.74%20147137

Guinea-Bissau Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,197,1492.2%78148137
20252,244,3682.17%80148136
20302,484,8632.06%88148129
20352,730,5751.9%97145122
20402,976,3541.74%106142117
20453,216,2221.56%114140111
20503,445,2891.39%123136108
20553,660,1491.22%130136104
20603,859,5901.07%137136102
20654,042,0370.93%144135100
20704,208,3330.81%15013498
20754,354,8250.69%15513494
20804,479,0510.56%15913293
20854,580,7950.45%16313293
20904,660,7850.35%16613292
20954,722,0550.26%16813090

Guinea-Bissau Population by Year (Projections)

Guinea-Bissau Population Pyramid 2024

Guinea-Bissau Median Age

18

Total

17.4

Male

18.6

Female

Guinea-Bissau Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Guinea-Bissau.

Census Years

Year
Date
20192019
200929 March 2009
19911 December 1991

Guinea-Bissau Population Pyramid

Guinea Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a country in West Africa bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Senegal, and Guinea. 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.

Guinea-Bissau Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
36,125
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$2.15
GDP (UN '22)
$1.57 Bn

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