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:

It is %T:%M %A In Bissau

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 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 345385361412474
Exports of Goods (million USD) 339249214300213
Imports of Services (million USD) 166167132168157
Exports of Services (million USD) 4143193533

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


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