Guinea-Bissau Population 2023 (Live)

2,132,739

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.

The current population of Guinea-Bissau is 2,132,739 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 2,150,842.

Guinea-Bissau Growth Rate

Guinea-Bissau Population 2023 (Live)

Guinea-Bissau Population Clock

Guinea-Bissau Population (as of 2/5/2023)2,132,739
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)2,150,842
Births per Day177
Deaths per Day49
Migrations per Day-4
Net Change per Day125
Population Change Since Jan. 14,500

Components of Population Change

One birth every 8 minutes
One death every 29 minutes
One emigrant every 360 minutes
Net gain of one person every 12 minutes

Guinea-Bissau Population Clock

Guinea-Bissau Population Density Map

Guinea-Bissau Population by Year (Historical)

Guinea-Bissau Population by Year (Projections)

Guinea-Bissau Population Pyramid 2023

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

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 - General Info

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