Guinea

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Guinea on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Western Africa

Size – 245,857km²

Geography – generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior

Language – French, regional dialects

Religion – Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%

Monetary Unit -Guinea franc

     Natural Resources – bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt

Agriculture – rice, coffee, pineapples, palm kernels, cassava (tapioca), bananas, sweet potatoes; cattle, sheep, goats; timber

Industry – bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron; alumina refining; light manufacturing, and agricultural processingGuinea Map

Neighbouring Countries – Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, cote d’Ivoire

Population –  11,474,383 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.63%

Average Life Expectancy – 59.6

Capital City – Conakry (1,667,864)

Highest Mountain – Mont Nimba (1,752m)

Longest River – Niger river (4100 km thought six countries)

Climate – Generally hot and humid 23°C to 29°C,

Yearly Rainfall – 430 cm (approx)

Plant Life – Dense mangrove forests, trees include the shea nut, tamarind, and locust bean

Animal Life – elephant, hippopotamus, buffalo, lion, leopard, and many kinds of antelope, monkey, crocodiles and several species of venomous snakes

Bird Life – many different species

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Guinea. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/guinea.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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