Guinea Country Facts
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
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