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About Guinea in detail
Where is Guinea?
Guinea, in case if you are 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 slightly smaller than Oregon.
If we would like to walk around and discover Guinea, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 4,046 km.
What is the water coverage of Guinea?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Guinea is covered by water (see below), and this includes 320 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Guinea?
The climate of Guinea is generally hot and humid: monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds: dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds.
Geographical data of Guinea
The elevation of Guinea; mean elevation: 472 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mont Nimba 1,752 m.
The typical geographical details of Guinea include generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Guinea is the Niger and its important 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 population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 37.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Guinea is concentrated in CONAKRY (capital) 1.936 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Guinea
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: 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?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: 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 the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Guinea the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Guinea, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Guinea are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Guinea
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Guinea is a poor country of approximately 11.7 million people that possesses the world's largest reserves of bauxite and largest untapped high-grade iron ore reserves (Simandou), as well as gold and diamonds. In addition, Guinea has fertile soil, ample raFollowing 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 on of the Ebola virus epidemic, and low international commodity prices. Rising international donor support and reduced government investment spending will lessen fiscal stSuccessive 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 and bridges; and a lack of access to clean water - al.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Guinea is $6.754 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Guinea is 3.8% (2016 estimate) 0.1% (2015 estimate) 1.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when 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 case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Guinea produces?
The main agricultural products of Guinea are rice, coffee, pineapples, mangoes, palm kernels, cocoa, cassava (manioc, tapioca), bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes; cattle, sheep, goats; timber.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron ore; light manufacturing, 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 important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 92.7% of population, rural: 67.4% of population, total: 76.8% of population. Unimproved: urban: 7.3% of population, rural: 32.6% of population, total: 23.2% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Guinea
In Guinea the average number of childbirth is 4.82 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Guinea
The average age of the population is total: 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.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming 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: na.
Is Guinea a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Guinea
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Guinea density of the hospital beds is 0.3 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Guinea the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasisaerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa feveranimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the 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 as a result of the disease.
In Guinea the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Guinea is 5.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Guinea? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Guinea are hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season.
More interesting facts about Guinea
A few words about the past, as every country and society its 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 held a second consecutive presidential election. Alpha CONDE was reelected 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. Gen. 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, there are cornerstones that 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 related to 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 for 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 the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Guinea: national colors: red, yellow, green.
Constitution of Guinea
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
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 times, the legal system of a country is in 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 where the law 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 Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities 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)elections: last held on 28 September 2013 (next scheduled for 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RPG 53, UFDG 37, UFR 10, PEDN 2, UPG 2, other parties 10.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Guinea
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. 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 %.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Guinea, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.7% highhest 10%: 30.3% (2007).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is 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 if the criteria is 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 poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Guinea the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.7% highhest 10%: 30.3% (2007).
About the budget and central governments debt of Guinea
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Guinea 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 .
The fiscal year in Guinea is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Guinea
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; 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. The export value in Guinea 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 and 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
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Guinea, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 32.2% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 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 system of open-wire lines, small radiotelephone communication stations, and new microwave radio relay systemdomestic: 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 personsinternational: 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 in case 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 form: Republic of Guinea, conventional short form: Guinea, local long form: Republique de Guinee, local short form: 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.
|Abbrevation: 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: slightly 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 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 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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