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Guinea is pronounced gi·nee” and is one of the 16 countries located in West Africa. Guinea means “land of the blacks.” This country gained its independence on October 2, 1958 from France. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Guinea.

Flag of Guinea

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What Does The Guinea Flag Represent?

  • RED: represents the blood of the Guinean’s sacrifice
  • YELLOW: represents the sun
  • GREEN: represents the vegetation of Guinea

Where is Guinea located?

 Guinea is located in West Africa bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

World Data Locator Map, Guinea

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Facts About Guinea:

  1. Capital: Conakry
  2. Population: 13 Million
  3. Nationality: Guinean
  4. Guinea made up of 4 regions
  5. Drinking age: 18 years old
  6. Side of road to drive on: Right


What Are The Official Languages of Guinea?

French is the official language of Guinea. Some of the languages spoken nationally in Guinea are Fula, Malinké, Susu, Kissi, Kpelle and Toma.

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What Is The Currency of Guinea?

The Guinean Franc is the currency used in Guinea.

$1 = 8692.20

$20 = 173843.96

$60 = 521531.88

Guinean money a background

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What Are The Religions of Guinea?

Religion: In Guinea the 2 main religions practiced are; Islam (85%) and Christianity (8%).



What Are The Traditional Foods of Guinea?

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Guinea:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Guinea but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa