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Republic of Guinea

République de Guinée
Flag of Republic of Guinea
Motto: 
Anthem: 
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
Official languages French
Fula
Maninka
Susu
Ethnic groups
40% Fula (Peuhl)
30% Mandingo (Malinke)
20% Susu (Soussou)
10% others
Demonym(s) Guinean
Government Presidential republic
• President
Alpha Condé
Mohamed Said Fofana
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
• from France
2 October 1958
Area
• Total
245,857 km2 (94,926 sq mi) (78th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• July 2009 estimate
10,057,975[1] (81st)
• 1996 census
7,156,407
• Density
40.9/km2 (105.9/sq mi)

Guinea, or the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), 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 7 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

  • (English) Guinea, in the CIA World Factbook

References

Other websites