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The population of Guinea is 12,413,3867 (2017). The population density is about 50 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 2.61%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 35.1 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 9 (2017)
Life expectancy is 61 years. (men 59.5 and women 62.6 years (2017)

The largest ethnic groups are the Fulani or Peul (32%), living in the highlands of central Guinea, the Malinke (30%) in Upper Guinea, the Soussou (20%) in the coastal area and 18% smaller tribes and other groups.


French is the official language of Guinea. Each ethnic group also speaks its own language.


About 85% of Guinea's population is Muslim. There are also 8% Christians and 7% follow an indigenous religion (animism).


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