Ten fun facts about Guinea

Fact 1
Guinea shares its northern border with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Mali and its southern border with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire.

Fact 2
The climate is predominantly humid and hot. The monsoonal rains are from June to November w and the dry season is from December to May when they experience north easterly harmattan winds.

Fact 3
The people of Guinea are 90% Muslim, 5% Christian and remaining practice indigenous beliefs.

Fact 4
The official language is French though many ethnic groups such as the Fula, Mandingo and Susu speak their own native languages.

Fact 5
Guinea boasts of spectacular landscape with lush and verdant rainforests and plenty of wildlife in the south. The waterfall-rich Fouta Djalon Plateau in the west has breathtaking scenery.

Fact 6
Conakry is the capital city of Guinea.

Fact 7
Guinea is also the administrative, cultural and financial center of the Republic of Guinea.

Fact 8
The natural resources include major mineral deposits, hydroelectric power resources and rich agricultural potential. Guinea is the world’s second-largest bauxite producing nation.

Fact 9
Guinea gained independence from France on October 2 1958 and this is celebrated every year as the National day of the Republic of Guinea.

Fact 10
The literacy rate of Guinea is very low. Guinea has a rich musical tradition like other West African countries.

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Short about Guinea
Is located in Western Africa bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone.

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