Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Bissau, Guinea-Bissau metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bissau in 2020 is 600,000, a 3.63% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bissau in 2019 was 579,000, a 3.76% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bissau in 2018 was 558,000, a 3.91% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bissau in 2017 was 537,000, a 4.07% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Guinea-Bissau
City Name Population
Bissau 600,000
Bissau - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 600,000 3.63%
2019 579,000 3.76%
2018 558,000 3.91%
2017 537,000 4.07%
2016 516,000 3.82%
2015 497,000 3.97%
2014 478,000 4.14%
2013 459,000 3.85%
2012 442,000 4.00%
2011 425,000 3.91%
2010 409,000 4.07%
2009 393,000 3.97%
2008 378,000 4.13%
2007 363,000 4.01%
2006 349,000 3.87%
2005 336,000 4.02%
2004 323,000 3.86%
2003 311,000 4.01%
2002 299,000 4.18%
2001 287,000 3.99%
2000 276,000 3.76%
1999 266,000 3.91%
1998 256,000 4.07%
1997 246,000 4.24%
1996 236,000 3.96%
1995 227,000 3.65%
1994 219,000 4.29%
1993 210,000 3.96%
1992 202,000 4.12%
1991 194,000 4.86%
1990 185,000 5.11%
1989 176,000 4.76%
1988 168,000 5.00%
1987 160,000 4.58%
1986 153,000 4.79%
1985 146,000 5.04%
1984 139,000 4.51%
1983 133,000 4.72%
1982 127,000 4.96%
1981 121,000 5.22%
1980 115,000 4.55%
1979 110,000 7.84%
1978 102,000 7.37%
1977 95,000 7.95%
1976 88,000 8.64%
1975 81,000 8.00%
1974 75,000 7.14%
1973 70,000 7.69%
1972 65,000 8.33%
1971 60,000 9.09%
1970 55,000 7.84%
1969 51,000 8.51%
1968 47,000 6.82%
1967 44,000 7.32%
1966 41,000 7.89%
1965 38,000 8.57%
1964 35,000 9.38%
1963 32,000 6.67%
1962 30,000 7.14%
1961 28,000 7.69%
1960 26,000 4.00%
1959 25,000 4.17%
1958 24,000 4.35%
1957 23,000 4.55%
1956 22,000 0.00%
1955 22,000 4.76%
1954 21,000 5.00%
1953 20,000 0.00%
1952 20,000 5.26%
1951 19,000 5.56%
1950 18,000 0.00%