Guinea-Bissau Population: 1,951,251

The Republic of Guinea Bissau or Guinea Bissau is a West African country. It is bordered by Senegal, Guinea, and the Atlantic Ocean. The current population of Guinea-Bissau is about 1.97 million, ranking it 150th on the globe. Its overall land area is 13,948 sq mi.

Largest cities by population in Guniea-Bissau

Bissau is the sole city and capital of Guinea-Bissau, with over 492,004 people. Gabú the subsequent largest city with 48,670 people. Bafata, Bissora, and Bolama are the other largest cities of Guniea-Bissau by population.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Bissau 388,028
Bafata 22,521

Guinea-Bissau Population history

The population of Guinea-Bissau in 2002 was 1.3 million. It soared to 1.97 million by 2020. The present population of Guinea-Bissau is 1,950,869, as per the latest UN data. It elevated from 576,136 by 1955 to 1,968,001 by 2000s. By 2019, it reached 1,920,922. The median age has decreased from 21.1 in 1955 to 18.8 in 2020. However, the fertility rate has fallen.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,968,001 2.45% 47,079 -1,399 18.8 4.51 70 44.90% 884,232 0.03% 7,794,798,739 150
2019 1,920,922 2.49% 46,619 -1,399 18.5 4.82 68 44.50% 855,283 0.02% 7,713,468,100 150
2018 1,874,303 2.52% 46,158 -1,399 18.5 4.82 67 44.10% 826,994 0.02% 7,631,091,040 151
2017 1,828,145 2.56% 45,707 -1,399 18.5 4.82 65 43.70% 799,336 0.02% 7,547,858,925 151
2016 1,782,438 2.60% 45,236 -1,399 18.5 4.82 63 43.30% 772,272 0.02% 7,464,022,049 151
2015 1,737,202 2.67% 42,921 -1,401 18.4 4.9 62 42.90% 745,799 0.02% 7,379,797,139 151
2010 1,522,599 2.51% 35,534 -3,500 18.1 5.2 54 41.00% 624,074 0.02% 6,956,823,603 151
2005 1,344,930 2.28% 28,726 -5,586 17.6 5.6 48 39.20% 526,889 0.02% 6,541,907,027 151
2000 1,201,301 1.99% 22,489 -8,233 17 6.05 43 37.50% 450,585 0.02% 6,143,493,823 152
1995 1,088,854 2.23% 22,719 -6,000 16.8 6.5 39 35.90% 390,837 0.02% 5,744,212,979 152
1990 975,261 2.26% 20,620 -5,601 16.8 6.68 35 32.00% 312,082 0.02% 5,327,231,061 151
1985 872,163 2.21% 18,097 -6,000 17.3 6.7 31 24.40% 213,223 0.02% 4,870,921,740 151
1980 781,677 0.41% 3,138 -15,873 18.3 6.25 28 18.20% 142,580 0.02% 4,458,003,514 151
1975 765,989 1.68% 12,210 -3,000 19.7 6.1 27 16.20% 124,163 0.02% 4,079,480,606 149
1970 704,939 1.64% 11,030 -1,446 19.7 6 25 15.30% 107,712 0.02% 3,700,437,046 149
1965 649,790 1.07% 6,731 -4,000 20.1 5.95 23 14.40% 93,635 0.02% 3,339,583,597 145
1960 616,136 1.35% 8,000 -1,996 20.4 5.9 22 13.60% 83,832 0.02% 3,034,949,748 147
1955 576,136 1.48% 8,142 -2,000 21.1 5.9 20 11.70% 67,249 0.02% 2,773,019,936 145

Guinea-Bissau Population forecast

The yearly growth is at 2.53 percent by 2020 and may go down by 1.66 percent by 2050, with an overall Slovenian population to be 1,968,001. The median age is increasing from the current year of 18.8 to 24.6 by 2050. There will be an anticipated rise in the urban population as well, from 884,232 in 2020 to 2,061,916 by 2050. Guinea-Bissau’s contribution to the overall world population is varying from 0.03 % in 2020 to 0.04 % by 2050.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,968,001 2.53% 46,160 -1,399 18.8 4.51 70 44.90% 884,232 0.03% 7,794,798,739 150
2025 2,209,377 2.34% 48,275 -1,399 19.4 4.51 79 47.00% 1,038,474 0.03% 8,184,437,460 148
2030 2,461,208 2.18% 50,366 -1,399 20.3 4.51 88 49.10% 1,208,633 0.03% 8,548,487,400 147
2035 2,724,006 2.05% 52,560 -1,399 21.4 4.51 97 51.30% 1,396,554 0.03% 8,887,524,213 146
2040 2,996,049 1.92% 54,409 -1,399 22.6 4.51 107 53.50% 1,602,890 0.03% 9,198,847,240 143
2045 3,276,010 1.80% 55,992 -1,399 23.6 4.51 117 55.70% 1,825,798 0.03% 9,481,803,274 141
2050 3,557,201 1.66% 56,238 24.6 4.51 127 58.00% 2,061,916 0.04% 9,735,033,990 138

Guinea-Bissau Demographics

Guinea Bissau has ethnic diversity. 30 percent of the population are Fula, and 13 percent are Mandinka speaking. These two make the majority of the population in the Northeast and north. Papel is 3 percent and 30 percent Balanta in the South Coast region. Mancanha and Manjaco live on the north coast and central areas.

Guinea-Bissau’s official language is Portuguese. 2 percent of people speak it as the first language, and 33 percent of people speak as a second language. The national language is Creole. About 54 percent of people like a first language and around 52 percent of them as a second language. Native African languages are also spoken.

Guinea-Bissau Religion and Politics

About 40 percent are Muslims, 15 percent Animists, 22 percent Christians, and 18 percent other faiths.

Politically, Guinea-Bissau is a republican country. The multi-party government was established in mid-1991. The prime minister is the government head, and the president is state head.

Guinea-Bissau Economy

GDP per capita of the country is one of the lowest on the globe. Its Human Development Index is also low. Agriculture, groundnuts, fish and cashew nuts are the leading exports.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%