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Where is Guinea?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Guinea covers 245,717 square kilometers of land and 140 square kilometers of water, making it the 79th largest nation in the world with a total area of 245,857 square kilometers.

Guinea became an independent state in 1958, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Guinea is 10,884,958 (2012) and the nation has a density of 44 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Guinea is the Guinea Franc (GNF). As well, the people of Guinea are refered to as Guinean.

The dialing code for the country is 224 and the top level internet domain for Guinean sites is .gn.

Guinea shares land borders with 6 countries: Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Liberia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Guinea section.

Quick facts

Population 10,884,958
Density 44.3 / km2 ( 114.7 / mi2 )
Language French
Independence Year 1958
Capital Conakry (Conakry)
Currency Guinea Franc
GDP 6,624,068,037 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 609 (2014 data)
Land Area 245,717 km2 (94,872 mi2)
Water Area 140 km2 (54 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Mali, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Sierra Leone
Minimum Longitude -15.080
Maximum Longitude -7.640
Mininum Latitude 7.200
Maximum Latitude 12.670

What is the capital of Guinea?

map showing the location of Guinea
Location of Conakry on a map.

Conakry is the capital city of Guinea. It has a population of 1,767,200, and is located on a latitue of 9.54 and longitude of -13.68.

Conakry is also the political center of Guinea, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Conakry, the Capital Of Guinea

City Conakry
Country Guinea
Population 1,767,200
Longitude -13.67729000
Latitude 9.53795000
Elevation 13 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.