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About Guinea in detail
Where is Guinea?
In case Guinea is looking on the map under the Coordinates 9 30 N 13 42 W otherwise in Africa, in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone.
What is the capital city of Guinea?
The capital city of Guinea is Conakry.
What is the time in Conakry?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; the timezone of Conakry is UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for Guinea?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Guinea is: .gn
What is the size of Guinea?
The territory of Guinea is total: 245,857 sq km; land: 245,717 sq km, water: 140 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Guinea is somewhat smaller than Oregon.
If we would like to walk around and discover Guinea, we can cover a total distance: 4,046 km.
What is the water coverage of Guinea?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Guinea is covered by water (see below), and this includes 320 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Guinea?
Guinea’s climate is generally hot and humid: monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds: the dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds.
Geographical data of Guinea
Guinea’s elevation; mean elevation: 472 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mont Nimba 1,752 m.
The specific geographical details of Guinea include generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Guinea is the Niger and its essential tributary the Milo River, have their sources in the Guinean highlands.
Resources and land use of Guinea
The country’s main mined products are bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 58.1%; arable land 11.8%; permanent crops 2.8%; permanent pasture 43.5%; forest: 26.5%; other: 15.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Guinea
The number of inhabitants of Guinea is 12,093,349 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 37.2% of the total population (2015).
Most of Guinea’s population is concentrated in CONAKRY (capital), 1.936 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Guinea
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Fulani (Peul) 33.9%, Malinke 31.1%, Soussou 19.1%, Guerze 6%, Kissi 4.7%, Toma 2.6%, other/no answer 2.7% (2012 estimate).
Spoken languages in Guinea
The spoken languages in Guinea are the following: French (official language). Note: each ethnic group has its own language.
What are the most important religions in Guinea?
According to this, during the general census, researchers examine the churches: Muslim 86.7%, Christian 8.9%, animist/other/none 4.4% (2012 estimate).
Further population data of Guinea
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 41.7% (male 2,547,037 / female 2,495,495) 15-24 years: 19.67% (male 1,200,618 / female 1,177,633) 25-54 years: 30.52% (male 1,851,200 / female 1,839,952) 55-64 years: 4.46% (male 258,455 / female 281,497) 65 years and over: 3.65% (male 195,054 / female 246,408) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Guinea is 2.62% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Guinea the birth rate is 35.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Guinea, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Guinea, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Guinea are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is 5.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Guinea
Suppose we would like to describe a country. We also have to mention its economy; Guinea is a developing country of approximately 11.7 million people with the world’s largest reserves of bauxite and largest untapped high-grade iron ore reserves (Simandou), as well as gold and diamonds. Following the death of long-term President Lansana CONTE in 2008 and the coup that followed, international donors, including the G-8, the IMF, and the World Bank, significantly curtailed their development programs in Guinea. However, the IMF approved a neThe biggest threats to Guinea’s economy are political instability, a reintroduction of the Ebola virus epidemic, and low international commodity prices. Successive governments have failed to address the country’s crumbling infrastructure, which is needed for economic development. Guinea suffers from chronic electricity shortages, poor roads, rail lines, bridges, and a lack of clean water access.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Guinea is $6.754 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Guinea is 3.8% (2016 estimate), 0.1% (2015 estimate) 1.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Guinea this is $1,300 (2016 estimate) $1,300 (2015 estimate) $1,300 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Guinea produces?
Guinea’s main agricultural products are rice, coffee, pineapples, mangoes, palm kernels, cocoa, cassava (manioc, tapioca), bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cattle, sheep, goats; timber.
The critical segments are bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron ore, light manufacturing, and agricultural processing. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron ore, light manufacturing, agricultural processing.
Drinking water source in Guinea
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 92.7% of the population, rural: 67.4% of the population, total: 76.8% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 7.3% of the people, rural: 32.6% of the people, total: 23.2% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Guinea
In Guinea, the average delivery number is 4.82 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Guinea
The population’s average age is 18.8 years; male: 18.6 years, female: 19.1 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Guinea; it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Guinea is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Guinea. Dual citizenship recognized: no—residency requirement for naturalization: N/A.
Is Guinea a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Guinea
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Guinea, the hospital beds’ density is 0.3 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Guinea, the degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever water contact disease: schistosomiasis – aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa fever animal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Guinea, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Guinea is 5.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Guinea? Is there any?
Guinea’s most known natural risk is hot; dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during the dry season.
More interesting facts about Guinea
Like every country and society, a few words about the past are connected to its history; Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and in October 2015 had a second consecutive presidential election. Alpha CONDE was re-elected to a second five-year term as president in 2015, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE’s first cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE’s death
CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE’s death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally, killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea’s transition to a fledgling democracy.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Guinea: 2 October 1958 (from France).
The flag and other symbols of Guinea
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and green; red represents the people’s sacrifice for liberation and work; yellow stands for the sun, for the riches of the earth, and justice; green symbolizes the country’s vegetation and unity. Note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia; the colors from left to right are the reverse of those on the flags of neighboring Mali and Senegal.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Guinea: national colors: red, yellow, green.
Constitution of Guinea
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Guinea?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Guinea is a civil law system based on the French model.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Guinea, we can highlight the following structures unicameral People’s National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale Populaire (114 seats; 76 members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote and 38 directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote; members serve 4-year terms).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Guinea
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Guinea, the labor force is 5.392 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Guinea is total: 51.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 54.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 48.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Guinea is N/A %.
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Guinea, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.7% highest 10%: 30.3% (2007).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Guinea, the GINI index is .39,4 (2007).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Guinea, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 2.7% highest 10%: 30.3% (2007).
About the budget and central governments debt of Guinea
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Guinea’s budget is; revenues: $1.421 billion, expenditures: $1.857 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Guinea is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Guinea
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 7.9% (2016 estimate), 8.1% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 22% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Guinea
Guinea, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. Guinea’s export value is $1.705 billion (2016 estimate), $1.611 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: bauxite, gold, diamonds, coffee, fish, agricultural products.
The most important imported products are petroleum products, metals, machinery, transport equipment, textiles, grain, other foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 20.4%, Netherlands 5.4%, India 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Guinea
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Guinea, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 32.2% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Guinea, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Guinea; inadequate open-wire lines, small radiotelephone communication stations, and a new microwave radio relay system. Domestic: Conakry reasonably well-served; coverage elsewhere remains inadequate but is improving; fixed-line teledensity less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership is expanding rapidly and exceeds 90 per 100 persons. International: country code – 224; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Guinea
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Guinea: 16 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Guinea: total: 44,348 km, paved: 4,342 km, unpaved: 40,006 km (2003).
The total length of the waterways in Guinea: 1,300 km (navigable by shallow-draft native craft in the northern part of the Niger River system) (2011).
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Facts & data about Guinea
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Republic of Guinea, traditional short form: Guinea, local long form: Republique de Guinee, local short state: Guinee, former: French Guinea. Note: the country is named after the Guinea region of West Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea and stretches north to the Sahel.
|Abbreviation: Guinea||Geographic coordinates:
11 00 N, 10 00 W
|Country Location: Africa|
|Capital of Guinea: Conakry||GPS of the Capital:
9 30 N 13 42 W
|Position: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone|
|Land area: total: 245,857 sq km; land: 245,717 sq km, water: 140 sq km||Terrain: generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior
||Area comparative: somewhat smaller than Oregon|
|Population: 12,093,349 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.62% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.92 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.79 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $1.705 billion (2016 estimate), $1.611 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $2.185 billion (2016 estimate), $2.173 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 20.4%, Netherlands 5.4%, India 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 37.2% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): CONAKRY (capital) 1.936 million (2015)||Median age: total: 18.8 years; male: 18.6 years, female: 19.1 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 554,000. Percent of the population: 4.7% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 18,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2011 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 10.764 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 91 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Guinean(s) adjective: Guinean||National holidays: Independence Day, 2 October (1958)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 60.6 years. Male: 59 years, female: 62.2 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 4.82 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 35.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 30.4%; male: 38.1%, female: 22.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the French model||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron ore; light manufacturing, agricultural processing||Industrial production growth rate: 6.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.8% (2016 estimate) 0.1% (2015 estimate) 1.1% (2014 estimate)|
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