Republic of Guinea is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 10,884,958, making it the 76th largest
national population. Its capital and largest city is
Conakry with a total population of 1,931,184. The country encompasses
245,857 square kilometers making it the 78th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Mali, Cote d’Ivoire,
Liberia, Sierra Leone, the North Atlantic Ocean, Guinea Bissau and Senegal.

President Alpha Conde is recognized as the Chief of State and achieved that status through popular vote and holds that position
for five years. These were the first democratic elections following the 3 December 2009 military coup led by Moussa Camara
(serving as the President of the National Council For Democracy and Development following the 23 December 2009 death of
President Lansana Conte) who was forced to flee the country for medical treatment due to a botched assassination attempt by
his aide-de-camp. Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana is recognized as the Head of Government and achieved that status
through appointment by the President. Presidential elections were held on 27 June 2010 with a runoff presently slated for 24
August 2010. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 7 May 2010.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French however each ethnic group (Peuhl, Malinke, Soussou, and a variety
of smaller ethnic groups) has its own language. It counts among its major religions Muslim, Christian and indigenous beliefs.
As sources of mass communication it has 9 AM, 1 FM, 3 Short Wave and 6 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mont Nimba, its highest point at 1,752 meters and North Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterways are the Niger River and the Milo River, which measures 1,200 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are bauxite, gold, diamonds, alumina refining,
light manufacturing and agricultural processing industries. Its official currency is Guinea Franc.

Here’s something you may not know about Guinea. The Guinea Hogs originate from the Guinea coast.
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Guinea Hog
Ferry crossing the
Niger River
Guinea kids
Hikers close to Labe
Huts in Conakry
Roasted Guinea pig
Tree in the Milo River
Mont Nimba- Guinea's
highest point
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Conakry- Guinea's
capital and largest city
on the Atlantic Ocean,
its lowest point
Fouta Djallon- the
source of the Niger
River near
Tembakonda on
Guinea's border with
Sierra Leone
Fouta from Coyah
Guardian of the Sosa
Bala, a 13th Century
royal instrument in
Niagassola- on
Guinea's border with
Gueckadou- on
Guinea's border with
Ferry crossing on the
Kogon River on
Guinea's border with
Guinean child drawing
water from a well at
Lac Faguibine
Koundara- Guinea's
northernmost point on
the border with Senegal
Mani singers in
traditional dress
Miners on the Mongo
River on Guinea's
border with Sierra
Refugees crossing
from Cote d'Ivoire into
East of Boola-
Guinea's easternmost
point on the border
with Cote d'Ivoire
Labe- Guinea's
second largest city
Nzerekore Region-
Guinea's southernmost
point on the border
with Liberia
Port of Kamsar on the
Rio Nunez Delta-
Guinea's westernmost
point on the border
with Guinea-Bissau