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Guinea is a country in West Africa, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It's known for the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, in the southeast. The reserve protects a forested mountain range rich in native plants and animals, including chimpanzees and the viviparous toad. On the coast, the capital city, Conakry, is home to the modern Grand Mosque and the National Museum, with its regional artifacts.

Languages: French (official); note - each ethnic group has its own language

Ethnic Groups: Peuhl 40%, Malinke 30%, Soussou 20%, smaller ethnic groups 10%

Belief Systems: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%

Demographics:

Population: 11 million people (World Rank: 78th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 116 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 172nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.6 %/yr (World Rank: 30th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 56.1 years (World Rank: 210th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 18.3 years (World Rank: 170th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Guinea
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Guniea

Current News About Guinea
from allAfrica.com

Guinea - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commmision for Africa
African Information Society Initiative
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Guinea - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Guinea
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Traveling to Guinea
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Language Resources:

Learn French

Government Related:

Guinean Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Guinea Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.


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