Guinea Country Facts

Guinea Country Facts
Official Name: Republic of Guinea

Alternate Names: Guinea. Guinea-Conakry

Former Names: French Guinea, also part of French West Africa

Capital City: ConakryGuinea Flag

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)

Population: 10,057,975

Guinea MapSize/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.

1000 Guineaan FrancsCurrency: Francs

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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