Guinea

Official nameRepublic of Guinea
Name in local languageRépublique de Guinée (fr)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentSub-Saharan Africa
Population (ranking: 78e)11,883,516 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth2.84 % / year
Area245,857 km²
Density48.34 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 145e)10.990 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)885 $USD (2018)
GDP growth8.70 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)58.73 years (2014)
Birth rate36.87 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate5.01 children / woman (2014)
Death rate (ranking)9.94 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)61.00 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate45.25 % (2015)
Official languagesFrench
CurrencyGuinean franc (GNF)
HDI (ranking: 213e)0.459 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)46.62 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
Head of StatePresident Alpha Condé
National Day2 October (Republic of 1958)
ISO CodesGN, GIN
DemonymGuinean
Tourists (ranking)63,030 people (2016)
Guinée – petite
A country full of unexploited resources

Guinea is a country located in West Africa, often referred to as the West African Water Tower. It is surrounded by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Atlantic Ocean.

Mont Limba, Guinée
Mount Limba, Guinea
Conakry, capitale de la Guinée
Conakry, capitale of Guinea Photo: Joelguinea, Wikipedia
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Urban areas (2014)
Urban areasPopulation
Conakry2,317,376 inhabitants
Nzérékoré (N'Zérékoré)298,797 inhabitants
Kindia242,625 inhabitants
Kankan216,159 inhabitants
Labé205,809 inhabitants
Siguiri183,875 inhabitants
Kintinian124,847 inhabitants
Kamsar113,350 inhabitants
Kissidougou103,335 inhabitants
Guéckédou97,466 inhabitants
Boké95,712 inhabitants
Doko86,782 inhabitants
Mamou83,008 inhabitants
Macenta80,300 inhabitants
Sinko80,104 inhabitants
Faranah77,918 inhabitants
Sangaredi76,425 inhabitants
Timbi-Madina72,707 inhabitants
Banankoro66,597 inhabitants
Lola62,605 inhabitants
Fria61,582 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
RegionsPopulationArea
Boké1,083,147 inhabitants31,186 km²
Conakry (Gouvernorat)1,660,973 inhabitants308 km²
Faranah941,554 inhabitants35,581 km²
Kankan1,972,537 inhabitants72,145 km²
Kindia1,561,374 inhabitants28,873 km²
Labé994,458 inhabitants22,869 km²
Mamou731,188 inhabitants17,074 km²
Nzérékoré1,578,030 inhabitants37,658 km²
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See also