Guinea

COUNTRY FLAG

COAT OF ARMS

flag_guinea coatofarms_guinea

 

LOCATION MAP

AREA MAP

locationmap_guinea areamap_guinea

INFORMATION

Capital: Conakry

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Alpha Condé

Economy:

  • Poor country that possesses major mineral deposits, hydropower, and agricultural resources.
  • The country has almost half of the world’s bauxite reserves and significant iron ore, gold, and diamond reserves.

Population: 11, 450,000 (2014)

Land Size: 245,857 sq km (94,926 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Peuhl: 40%
  • Malinke: 30%
  • Soussou: 20%
  • Smaller ethnic groups: 10%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 85%
  • Christian: 8%
  • Indigenous beliefs: 7%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Maninka
  • Fuuta Jalon
  • Susa

Links:

RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Sep 11, 2017: China to Invest 10 Billion Fcfa in Guinea Conakry - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Cameroon Tribune] Yinchuan -President Alpha Condé reached the 20-year swap agreement during last week's visit to China.
  • Sat - Sep 9, 2017: Guinean Couple in Germany Helps African Migrants Integrate - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Deutsche Welle] She is a tailor and he is actively involved in helping African migrants, particularly those from Guinea. The Toure family, in Cologne, is committed to assisting African migrants integrate into the German society.
  • Mon - Sep 4, 2017: Guinean Midfielder Naby Keita Joins Liverpool FC As the Most Expensive African Footballer - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [This is Africa] English Premier League club Liverpool FC last week confirmed the acquisition of RB Leipzig's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita for a club record deal. The deal which will make Keita the most expensive African footballer ever is effective from July 1, 2018.
  • Tue - Aug 29, 2017: Liverpool Snap Up Guinean International Naby Keita - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [RFI] Liverpool have agreed a 51 million euro deal with German side RB Leipzig for Guinean midfielder Naby Keita. The Premier League giants said they had come to an agreement with the German club that sees the 22-year-old move to Liverpool at the end of this season.
  • Thu - Aug 24, 2017: Five-Star Guinea Complete Total CHAN 2018 Line-Up - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [CAF] Guinea completes the line-up for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after a 5-0 win over Senegal on Wednesday in Conakry in their West A Zone second leg clash.