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Guinea [ gi nea ] Republic on the west coast of Africa. The country is divided into the hot and humid coastal zone (Lower Guinea), the higher-lying Central Guinea covered by grass savannah and the drier Upper Guinea to the east and south-east. Guinea is an important producing country for bauxite; Diamonds, gold, uranium and copper ore are also extracted. Coffee, bananas and peanuts are grown for export.
History: A Fulbe empire had existed in the area of today’s Guinea since 1725. Since 1895 Guinea belonged to the French colonial area, in 1958 it became independent. Although Guinea is rich in natural resources, it is one of the poorest countries in the world.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Guinea. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Republic of Guinea
- License plate: RG
- ISO-3166: GN, GIN (324)
- Internet domain:.gn
- Currency: Guinea Franc (FG)
- Area: 245 860 km²
- Population (2019): 12.8 million
- Capital: Conakry
- Official language (s): French
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
- Administrative division: 8 regions
- Head of State: President Alpha Condé
- Head of Government: Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
- Religion (s) (2014): 89% Muslim (Sunni); 7% Christians, 2% followers of traditional local religions, 2% non-denominational
- Time zone: Central European Time -1 hour
- National holiday: October 2nd
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): West Africa
- Location (coordinates): between 7 ° and 12 ° north latitude and 8 ° and 15 ° west longitude
- Climate: Tropical savanna climate, rainforest climate on the coast
- Highest mountain: Mt. Nimba (1,752 m)
- Road network (2018): 3 346 km (paved), 40 955 km (unpaved)
- Railway network (2017): 1,086 km
- Annual population growth (2020): 2.8%
- Birth rate (2020): 36.1 per 1000 inh.
- Death rate (2020): 8.4 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 19.1 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 63.2 years (men 61.3; women 65)
- Age structure (2020): 41.2% younger than 15 years, 3.9% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2015): 30.4%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 97 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 18 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 981
- Total GDP (2019): US $ 13 billion
- GNI per capita (2018): US $ 850
- Education expenditure (2018): 2.6% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2019): 2% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 4.3%
The country’s main artery is the trunk road from Conakry to Bamako (Mali). The road network (around 6,800 km of main and secondary roads) is only paved to a small extent. The main line of the approximately 1,050 km long railway network is the 662 km long railway line between the capital Conakry and Kankan in Upper Guinea. The mining companies operate their own railways (a total of 523 km). Conakry has one of the largest seaports in West Africa and an international airport (near Conakry); the port of Kamsar in the northern part of the coast is used for bauxite exports. The regional airports of Labé, Kankan and Nzérékoré are important for domestic flights.
The population is made up of a large number of ethnic groups with their own traditions and languages. The most important groups are the Fulbe (39%, especially Fouta-Djalon), Malinke (23%, especially Upper Guinea) and Susu (11%, especially Lower Guinea), Kissi (6%, border area with Sierra Leone) and Kpelle (5 %, Border area with Liberia). Lebanese and Europeans live in Guinea as well as a large number of war refugees from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Of the 2 million Guineans who emigrated to neighboring countries for economic and political reasons in 1958–84, over three quarters have so far returned.
The average population density (2017) is 52 residents / km 2, but the density is different in the individual parts of the country: around 20% of the total population is concentrated in the Conakry agglomeration. Other major cities are Kindia, Nzérékoré, Kankan, Labé. Overall, the proportion of the urban population (2017) is only 38%. The majority of the population lives in the countryside, mostly in small villages.
The biggest cities in Guinea
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Social: Almost half of the population lives below the poverty line without an adequate health and social system.
The constitution guarantees freedom of religion. The dominant religion is Islam, which is strongly influenced by Sufi brotherhoods. About 84–87% of the population (especially among the Fulbe, Malinke and Susu) are Sunni Muslims of the Maliki school of law; in small numbers is the Ahmadija -Movement represented. The V. a. Christians living in Conakry and in the southeast of the country (around 8-11% of the population) belong predominantly to the Catholic Church (Archdiocese of Conakry with two suffragan dioceses). There is a small Protestant church (Église Evangélique Protestante); the Anglican Congregation belongs to the Anglican Church of the Province of West Africa. About 3–7% of the population are considered to be followers of traditional African religions.