Guinea-Bissau Population 2020 (Live)

1,973,806

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 1,973,806, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 1,968,001.

Guinea-Bissau Growth Rate

Guinea-Bissau Population 2020 (Live)

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

Guinea-Bissau Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,968,0012.45%69.99150143
20191,920,9222.49%68.31150143
20181,874,3032.53%66.65151143
20171,828,1452.56%65.01151146
20161,782,4382.60%63.39151147
20151,737,2022.67%61.78151147
20101,522,5992.51%54.15151148
20051,344,9302.28%47.83151151
20001,201,3011.98%42.72152152
19951,088,8542.23%38.72152153
1990975,2612.26%34.68151154
1985872,1632.21%31.02151156
1980781,6770.41%27.80151152
1975765,9891.68%27.24149149
1970704,9391.64%25.07149146
1965649,7901.07%23.11148144
1960616,1361.35%21.91147137
1955576,1361.48%20.49145136
1950535,4280.00%19.04144134

Guinea-Bissau Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,968,0012.45%69.99150143
20252,209,3772.34%78.57148135
20302,461,2082.18%87.53147131
20352,724,0062.05%96.87145125
20402,996,0491.92%106.55142118
20453,276,0101.80%116.50141113
20503,557,2011.66%126.50137107
20553,834,9071.52%136.38136103
20604,104,7581.37%145.97135102
20654,365,3601.24%155.2413598
20704,613,1821.11%164.0513394
20754,846,5920.99%172.3513392
20805,062,1740.87%180.0213291
20855,258,0040.76%186.9812986
20905,430,7240.65%193.1312784
20955,579,9710.54%198.4312778

Guinea-Bissau Population by Year (Projections)

Guinea-Bissau Population Pyramid 2020

Guinea-Bissau Median Age

20.1


Total

19.7


Male

20.6


Female

Guinea-Bissau Population by Age

There are 986,763 adults in Guinea-Bissau.

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.

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