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Guinea

Official English Name: Republic of Guinea

Official Local Name(s): République de Guinée

Common English Name: Guinée

Capital: Conakry

REGION
Western Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Guinea-Bissau (Northwest)
Senegal (North)
Mali (Northeast)
Côte d’Ivoire (Southeast)
Liberia (Southeast)
Sierra Leone (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (West)
TOTAL AREA
245,857 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Bauxite
Iron ore
Diamonds
Gold
Uranium
Hydropower
Fish
Salt
NATURAL DISASTERS
Harmattan haze
DEMONYM
Guinean
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Fulani (33.9%)
Malinke (31.1%)
Soussou (19.1%)
Guerze (6%)
Kissi (4.7%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (86.7%)
Christian (8.9%)
Animist/Other/None (4.4%)
POPULATION
12,093,349
LARGEST CITY
Conakry (1,660,973)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Nzérékoré (195,330)
Kankan (194,671)
Kindia (135,000)
Manéah (130,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Alpha Condé
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Mamady Youla
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
7 Regions
1 Governorate
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
2 October 1958 (from France)
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Liberté
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
FG (Guinean Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = FG 9112.03
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.gn
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+224

Guinea has a rich musical tradition.

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