Guinea

Republic of Guinea

République de Guinée
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"Work, Justice, Solidarity"
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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
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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
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LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
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Area
• Total
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• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• July 2009 estimate
10,057,975[1] (81st)
• 1996 census
7,156,407
• Density
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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
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Internet TLD.gn

Guinea, or the Republic of Guinea (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.), is an independent nation in western Africa. They speak French. It's a member of Economic Community of West African States.

Prefectures and regions

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

Biggest cities

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 Guinea

The following is a list of notable people from Guinea:

Sources

References

  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.

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