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Guinea

Republic of Guinea
République de Guinée
Flag of Guinea
Coat of arms of Guinea
Flag 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)

Location of Guinea
Capital
and largest city
Conakry
9°31′N 13°42′W / 9.517°N 13.700°W / 9.517; -13.700
Official languages French
Vernacular
languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym Guinean
Government Presidential republic
• President
Alpha Condé
Mamady Youla
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
• from France
2 October 1958
Area
• Total
245,836 km2 (94,918 sq mi) (78th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2000 estimate
8,746,128 (81st)
• 2014 census
11,628,972
• Density
40.9/km2 (105.9/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$16.214 billion
• Per capita
$1,281
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$7.067 billion
• Per capita
$558
Gini (1994) 70.3
very high
HDI (2013) Decrease 0.412
low · 179th
Currency Guinean franc (GNF)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Drives on the right
Calling code +224
ISO 3166 code GN
Internet TLD .gn

Coordinates: 11°N 10°W / 11°N 10°W / 11; -10

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

Guinea Listeni/ˈɡɪni/, officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country on the West coast of Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other parts of the wider region of the same name, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 10.5 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927 sq mi).


Region Capital Population
(2014 census)
Conakry Region Conakry 1,667,864
Nzérékoré Region Nzérékoré 1,663,582
Kankan Region Kankan 1,986,329
Kindia Region Kindia 1,559,185
Boké Region Boké 1,081,445
Labé Region Labé 995,717
Faranah Region Faranah 942,733
Mamou Region Mamou 732,117

Trade
  • Maritime Guinea (La Guinée Maritime) covers 18% of the country
  • Middle Guinea (La Moyenne-Guinée) covers 20% of the country
  • Upper Guinea (La Haute-Guinée) covers 38% of the country
  • Forested Guinea (Guinée forestière) covers 23% of the country, and is both forested and mountainous
  • The capital Conakry with a population of 1,667,864 ranks as a special zone.
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