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Guinea-Bissau Population 2023

Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa. It borders Senegal to its north and Guinea to its southeast. As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the population of  Guinea-Bissau in 2023 is 2,150,842 (2.1 million).

Estimated Population of  Guinea-Bissau in 2023  – 2.1 million

 Guinea-Bissau2023 Population
Total Population2,150,842
Global Rank150
Land Area 28,120 sq.km (10,860 sq. mi)
Area Rank134
Pop. Density70 people/sq. km
Capital CityBissau

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Religion in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a religiously diverse country. Islam is followed by 45.1% of the population and most Muslims belong to Sunni Islam and follow Sufi orders. Christianity is practiced by 22.1% of the population and Roman Catholicism has the most adherents.

Traditionally African religions account for 15%, and the remaining 18% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in Guinea-Bissau

  • Islam -45.1%
  • Christianity -22.1%
  • Folk religions – 14.9%
  • Unaffiliated – 2%
  • Unspecified -15.9%

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Guinea-Bissau Demographics
Fertility Rate* 4.51
Infant mortality rate ** 50.3
Median Age  18.8 Years
Life Expectancy 59.38 years
Urban Population 45%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Guinea-Bissau by Population

#CityPopulation
1Bissau492,004
2Gabú48,670
3Bafatá37,985
4Bissorã29,468
5Bolama16,216
6Cacheu14,320
7Bubaque12,922
8Catió11,498
9Mansôa9,198
10Buba8,993
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