Official English Name: Republic of Guinea
Official Local Name(s): République de Guinée
Common English Name: Guinée
Capital: Conakry

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Official Language(s)

French
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Bauxite, Iron ore, Diamonds, Gold, Uranium, Hydropower, Fish, Salt

Neighbors

Guinea-Bissau (Northwest), Senegal (North), Mali (Northeast), Côte d'Ivoire (Southeast), Liberia (Southeast), Sierra Leone (South)

Ethnic groups

Fulani (33.9%), Malinke (31.1%), Soussou (19.1%), Guerze (6%), Kissi (4.7%)

People

Est. Population:

12,093,349

Demonym:

Guinean

Religions:

Muslim (86.7%)
Christian (8.9%)
Animist/Other/None (4.4%)

Largest City:

Conakry (1,660,973)

Other Cities:

Nzérékoré (195,330)
Kankan (194,671)
Kindia (135,000)
Manéah (130,000)

Geography

Region:

Western Africa

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West)

Total Area:

245,857 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)

Total Land:

4,046 km

Total Coastline:

320 km

Climate

Hot and humid

Terrain:

Flat coastal plain
Hilly to mountainous interior

Highest Point

Mont Nimba (1,752 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Harmattan haze

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Alpha Condé

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Ibrahima Fofana

Admin. Divisions

7 Regions
1 Governorate

Independence:

2 October 1958 (from France)

Nat'l Anthem:

Liberté

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,200 (USD)

Currency

FG (Guinean Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = FG (Guinean Franc)9,049.95

Communication

Internet Code

.gn

Telephone Code

+224

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Cultural Notes

Guinea has a rich musical tradition.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gv.html (Majority of information)
http://www.stat-guinee.org/index.php/statistiques/donnees-structurelles/demographie/31-population-densite-region-prefecture (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 7 November 2016