flag Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau: Statistical Overview

Capital: Bissau


Total Population: 2,105,566
Natural Increase: 2.2%
Density: 73 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 45.0%
Ethnic Origins: The population is predominantly African, comprising slightly more than 28% Fula, almost 23% Balanta, as well as 15% Mandingue, 9% Papel, about 8% Manjaco, more than 3% Beafada, 3% Mancanha, 2% Bijago, a little less than 2% Felupe, 1% Mansoanca, 1% Balanta Mane and around 5% other ethnicities (National Institute of Statistics)
Official Language: Portuguese
Other Languages Spoken: Balanta, Crioulo, Mandjak, Papel, Pulaar, and many other African languages
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslims 45%, Christians 5%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

Country Overview

Area: 36,130 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy heavily dependent on agriculture.
HDI*: 0.420/1
HDI (World Rank): 178/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Guinea-Bissau, dial 00
To call Guinea-Bissau, dial +245
Internet Suffix: .gw
Telephone Lines: 0.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 2.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 60.61% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 385361412471588
Exports of Goods (million USD) 249214300245233
Imports of Services (million USD) 167132168157n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 43193533n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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