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Guinea-Bissau Population

Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa, borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east. Guinea-Bissau population in 2022 is estimated to be 2.06 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, Population of Guinea-Bissau in 2021 is estimated as 2.01 million. 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:
YearPopulation
1960616,140
1965649,795
1970704,937
1975765,985
1980781,678
1985872,163
1990975,265
19951,088,850
20001,201,305
20051,344,931
20101,522,603
20151,737,207
20201,967,998

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.

Source : worldbank

Racial Groups in Guinea-Bissau

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 Regions

Guinea-Bissau is divided into eight regions, The population of Guinea-Bissau by region as on 2009 estimates.

ProvinceCapitalArea (sq km)Population (2009)
BafatáBafatá5,981.1210,007
BiomboQuinhámel838.897,120
Bissau(Capital City)77.5387,909
BolamaBolama2,624.434,563
CacheuCacheu5,174.9192,508
GabuGabu9,150.0215,530
OioFarim5,403.4224,644
QuinaraBuba3,138.463,610
TombaliCatió3,376.594,939

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