Guinea

country in Africa

Guinea, or the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is an independent nation in western Africa. They speak French. It's a member of Economic Community of West African States.

Republic of Guinea

République de Guinée
Flag of Republic of Guinea
Flag
Coat of arms of Republic of Guinea
Coat of arms
Motto: "Travail, Justice, Solidarité" (French)
"Work, Justice, Solidarity"
Anthem: Liberté  (French)
Freedom
Location of  Guinea  (dark blue) – in Africa  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Guinea  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Conakry
9°31′N 13°42′W / 9.517°N 13.700°W / 9.517; -13.700
Official languagesFrench
Vernacular
languages
Fula
Maninka
Susu
Ethnic groups
40% Fula (Peuhl)
30% Mandingo (Malinke)
20% Susu (Soussou)
10% others
Demonym(s)Guinean
GovernmentPresidential republic
• President
Alpha Condé
Mamady Youla
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from France
2 October 1958
Area
• Total
245,857 km2 (94,926 sq mi) (78th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• July 2009 estimate
10,057,975[1] (81st)
• 1996 census
7,156,407
• Density
40.9/km2 (105.9/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$11.464 billion[2]
• Per capita
$1,082[2]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Total
$5.212 billion[2]
• Per capita
$492[2]
Gini (1994)40.3
medium
HDI (2010)Increase 0.340
low · 156th
CurrencyGuinean franc (GNF)
Time zoneUTC+0
Driving sideright
Calling code+224
Internet TLD.gn

Prefectures and regionsEdit

Guinea is divided into 8 regions and then divided even further into 33 prefectures. The capital of Guinea, Conakry, is a special area.

Biggest citiesEdit

The following are the biggest cities in Guinea, by population:

  1. Conakry (2,000,000)
  2. Labé (700,000)
  3. Kankan (439,017)
  4. Kindia (279,884 )
  5. Nzérékoré (247,855)
  6. Kissidougou (135,900)
  7. Guéckédou (116,541)
  8. Mamou (105,754)

Notable people from GuineaEdit

The following is a list of notable people from Guinea:

SourcesEdit

  • (in English) Guinea, in the CIA World Factbook

ReferencesEdit

  1. Central Intelligence Agency (2009). "Guinea". The World Factbook. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Guinea". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2 March 2013.

Other websitesEdit