Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa, borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east. Guinea-Bissau population in 2023 is estimated to be 2.12 million, covers country area of 36,125 sq km (13,948 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-thirty-forth country by area and the one-hundred-forty-ninth most populous country in the world. Guinea-Bissau capital and largest city is Bissau and other popular cities are Gabú, Bafatá and Bissorã. Country code is GNB, Guinea-Bissau was a Portuguese colony until 1973, formerly called Portuguese Guinea since the 16th century, the official and the most spoken language is Portuguese Creole, spoken as the lingua franca. At independence of three Guinea's from France and Spain, Portuguese Guinea became Guinea-Bissau, French Guinea became Guinea and Spanish Guinea became Equatorial Guinea.Below table is the population of Guinea-Bissau from 1960 to 2020:
Guinea-Bissau population in 1960 is 616,140, by 1970 the population is increased by 88,797 totaling to 704,937, by 1980 the population is increased to 781,678, and by 1990 the total increase of 975,265 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 975,265. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 1,201,305, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Guinea-Bissau increase by 321,298 with a change of 26.75 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 445,395 with a change of 29.25 percent and make up to 1,967,998. Guinea-Bissau population in 2022 is estimated to be 2.06 million, Population of Guinea-Bissau in 2021 is estimated as 2.01 million.
Guinea means land of blacks, Guinea-Bissau has more than 20 ethnic groups, Balante is the largest ethnic groups in the country, Fulani, Diola, Nalu, Bijagó, Landuma, Papel and Malinke are the major groups.
Guinea-Bissau is divided into eight regions, The population of Guinea-Bissau by region as on 2009 estimates.
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