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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Guinea

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC 0
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Currency: Syli or Guinean Franc (GFr)
  • Country Dialing Code: 224

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Guinea

Location
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone

Capital
Conakry

Population
9,467,866 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
33 prefectures and 1 special zone (zone special)*; Beyla, Boffa, Boke, Conakry*, Coyah, Dabola, Dalaba, Dinguiraye, Dubreka, Faranah, Forecariah, Fria, Gaoual, Gueckedou, Kankan, Kerouane, Kindia, Kissidougou, Koubia, Koundara, Kouroussa, Labe, Lelouma, Lola, Macenta, Mali, Mamou, Mandiana, Nzerekore, Pita, Siguiri, Telimele, Tougue, Yomou

Climate
generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds

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

Religions
Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%

Languages
French (official), each ethnic group has its own language

Government type
republc

Background
Guinea has had only two presidents since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984, when the military seized the government after the death of the first president, Sekou TOURE. Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen. CONTE (head of the military government) was elected president of the civilian government. He was reelected in 1998 and again in 2003. Unrest in Sierra Leone and Liberia has spilled over into Guinea on several occasions over the past decade, threatening stability and creating humanitarian emergencies.

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