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Inserted in the territory that was called French West Africa, Guinea has borders, mostly conventional, which were definitively fixed following the Franco-English agreement of 1882. The great agricultural potential and the considerable economic resources could make Guinea one of the richest countries in West Africa, but the long internal instability presents itself as the main obstacle on the way to growth. After the totalitarian regime established by Sékou Touré, the country continued to be characterized by authoritarianism. Internal political conflicts feed on deep geographical divisions, on a tribal basis. Even within a small territorial dimension, in fact, Guinea includes very distinct regional and ethnic groups.  According to COUNTRYAAH, Guinea is a nation in Western Africa, the capital city of which is Conakry. The latest population of Guinea is 13,132,806. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Guinea, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
The predominant morphological element is the mountainous massif of Fouta-Djalon, which rises to 1538 m of Mount Tamgué between the coastal lowlands and the wide continental depressions of Niger and Senegal; it is mainly made up of sub-horizontal stratified formations of siliceous sandstones dating back to the Palaeozoic, variously displaced by the frequent intrusion of igneous rocks (diorites, gabri) of the Cenozoic age, and has a mostly tabular structure. The same characteristics have the other lands that extend towards the SE with a trend parallel to the coast, pushing up to the Nimba mountains (1752 m), on the border with Liberia and the Ivory Coast. The external slope of this extended plateau drops abruptly with wide shelves and steep fault steps towards the flat coastal strip, 50-80 km wide, formed at the beginning of the Quaternary due to the sedimentary action of the rivers coming from the central highlands and still in marshy part; the north-eastern side instead slopes gently towards the vast lateritic shelves and the depressions of the interior with long hilly ridges, between which the various spring branches of Niger and Senegal develop. The relatively modest extension of the territory and the arrangement of the reliefs running parallel to the coast do not allow the development of any large watercourse. However, the Fouta-Djalon is an important hydrographic node; in fact, from its slopes originate the Gambia, one of the major spring branches of the Senegal river, the Bafing and also the Niger, which originates from the eastern side of the Loma mountains, descends towards the NE receiving the contribution of various tributaries including the Milo from the right, the Tinkisso from the left, and finally passes into Mali ca. 50 km downstream of Siguiri. The Niger and even more the other watercourses, even those on the western side of the Fouta-Djalon which descend directly to the Atlantic with a generally shorter course (the largest of them is the Konkouré), have an irregular regime with accentuated summer floods and lean winter. The climate is of the Guinean type, characterized by high temperatures, modest temperature variations, abundant rainfall but basically monsoon, with a sharp contrast between the dry winter season and the very rainy summer season. In winter, in fact, the region is affected by ‘ harmattan, which corresponds to’ aliseo NE, hot and dry wind that arrives from the desert areas of the Sahara; in the summer months, on the other hand, starting from May, humid monsoon-type winds blow from the sea, corresponding to the SE trade winds, which in the equatorial zone change direction pushing towards the NE, recalled and strengthened by the vast cyclonic areas of the interior of Africa. Given the orientation of these winds, rainfall is more abundant in the coastal strip and on the first mountain ranges (in Conakry, 4350 mm of rain fall annually) and progressively decreases as it proceeds inland, where it falls rapidly to much lower values ​​in the mountainous region. del Fouta-Djalon (2000 mm) and even more on the inner side of the central plateaus, where less than 1500 mm of rain fall. The thermal excursions, which in the coastal strip are almost non-existent, with values ​​between 26 and 28 ºC, they increase in the mountainous areas of the interior, which are also the least humid and enjoy better climatic conditions. In direct relationship with the climate, especially with the amount of rainfall, is the natural vegetation cover.

Guinea Culture of Business

Culture of business dealings Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction Guinea is a predominantly Muslim country with a French social heritage. Official contacts between people are generally very polite and foreigners (and even more foreigners) are shown respect. As elsewhere in West Africa, much attention is paid to politeness. A short… Read More »

Guinea Basic Information

Basic data Capital Conakry Population 13.13 million Language French, peul, tiny, soussou Religion Islam (85%), Christianity (10%), traditional and other religions (5%) State system Democratic Republic Head of State temporarily Mamadi Doumbouya Head of government temporarily Mohamed Béavogui Currency name Guinean Franc (GNF) Travel Time shift -1 hour (in summer -2 hours) Economy 2021 Nominal… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Guinea

According to the College Board, there are 1 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Guinea. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university.… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Guinea

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »