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Official Name: Republic of Guinea
Alternate Names: Guinea. Guinea-Conakry
Former Names: French Guinea, also part of French West Africa
Capital City: Conakry
Flag: The Guinean flag consists of three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and green.
Date of Independence: October 2, 1958 from France
National Anthem: Liberté (Freedom)
Size/Area: 94,926 square miles - about the size of Oregon
Land Locked: No
Coastline: 199 miles on the Atlantic Ocean
Bordering Countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
Administrative Divisions: Guinea is divided into seven administrative regions and subdivided into thirty-three prefectures. the administrative regions are: Kankan Region, Kindia Region, Nzérékoré Region, Labé Region, Faranah Region, Mamou Region.
Major Cities: Conakry, Farana, Kankan, Port Kamsar
Languages: French, Pular, Mandinka and Susu
Religions: Muslim, Christian, and traditional animist beliefs
Major Holidays: New Year's Day, Labour Day (May 1), Assumption (August 15), Independence Day (October 2), All Saints' Day, Christmas Day.
Currency Code: GNF
Highest Point: Mont Nimba at 1 miles above sea level
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean at 0 miles above sea level
Bordering Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean
Climate: Guinea is generally hot and humid with a rainy season from June to November and a dry season from December to May.
Major Industries: Bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron, alumina refining, light manufacturing, and agricultural processing.
Major Agricultural Products: rice, coffee, pineapples, palm kernels, cassava (tapioca), bananas, sweet potatoes, cattle, sheep, goats, and timber.
Natural Resources: Bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt
Time Zone: UTC +0
Tribes of Africa eBook
This eBook is the most complete listing of African tribes available on the internet. The first section of this book is the tribes sorted alphabetically by country. The second section is the tribes sorted alphabetically by tribe name.