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Guinea (pronunciation: ɡɪni), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other parts of the wider region of the same name, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 10.5 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927 mi2).

Guinea is a republic. The president is directly elected by the people and is head of state and head of government. The unicameral Guinean National Assembly is the legislative body of the country, and its members are also directly elected by the people. The judicial branch is led by the Guinea Supreme Court, the highest and final court of appeal in the country.

Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, in the media, and among the country's security forces, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken.

Guinea's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold.

Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures.

For a generic country overview, please consult the following sources:

Wikipedia Information on Guinea

IMF Information on Guinea

Economist Intelligence Unit Information on Guinea*

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Humanitarian Info:

WFP Information on Guinea

OCHA West and Central Africa 

 

Facts and Figures:

Wolfram Alpha Information on Guinea

World Bank Information on Guinea

World Population Review information on Guinea


Guinea is divided to four natural regions:

  1. La Guinée maritime (or Basse-Guinée)
  2. La Moyenne-Guinée
  3. La Haute-Guinée
  4. La Guinée forestière

These natural regions are divided into 8 administrative regions (each region carries the name of its chef-lieu (capital) :

  1. Region of Conakry
  2. Region of Boké
  3. Region of Kindia
  4. Region of Mamou
  5. Region of Faranah
  6. Region of Kankan
  7. Region of Labé
  8. Region of Nzérékoré

There are 33 prefectures : Beyla, Boffa, Boké, Coyah, Dabola, Dalaba, Dinguiraye, Dubréka, Faranah, Forécariah, Fria, Gaoual, Guéckédou, Kankan, Kérouane, Kindia, Kissidougou, Koubia, Koundara, Kouroussa, Labé, Lélouma, Lola, Macenta, Mali, Mamou, Mandiana, Nzérékoré, Pita, Siguiri, Télimélé, Tougué et Yomou. The prefectures are in the frame of the decentralization.

  •     33 urban districts (communes), which correspond to the main town of each prefecture in addition to the 5 districts (communes) of Conakry. The urban districts (communes) are in the frame of the decentralization.
  •     303 rural communities of development (decentralization) and sub-prefectures (decentralization), which have the same territory.

The 303 sub-prefectures in Guinea:

  1. Beyla: Beyla centre, Doukourella,Boola, Diarakroudou, Diassodou, Fouala, Gbakedou, Gbessoba, Karala, Koumandou, Moussadou, Nionsomoridou, Samana, Sinko. Sokourala.
  2. Boffa: Boffa centre, Corréra, Douprou, Mankounta, Koba- tatéma, Touguifili, Tamita.
  3. Boké: Boké centre, Bintimondia, Dabiss, Kamsar, Kanfrandé, Kolabundji, Malapouya, Sangarédi, Sansalé, Tanènè.
  4. Coyah: Coyah centre, Manéah, Kouria, Wonkifon.
  5. Dabola: Dabola centre,Arfamoussaya, Banko, Bissikrima, Dogmen, Kankama, Kindoye, Komédou, N’Déma.
  6. Dalaba: Dalaba centre, Bodié, Ditinn, Kala, Kankalabé, Kébali, Koba, Mafara, Mitti, Mombéya.
  7. Dinguiraye: Dinguiraye centre, Banora, Dialakoro, Diatifèrè, Gagnakaly, Kalinko, Lansanaya, Sélouma.
  8. Dubreka: Dubréka centre, Badi, Falissadé, Ouassou, Tanènè, Tondon, Corrérah.
  9. Faranah: Faranah centre, Banian, Bindougou, Hèrmakono, Kobikoro, Maréla, Nialia, Passaya, Sandénia, Songoya, Tiro.
  10. Forecariah: Forécariah centre, Benty, Kaback, Farmoréah, Kakossa, Maférinyah, Moussayah, Sihourou, Allassuya, Kalia.
  11. Fria: Fria centre, Banguiné, Banguigney, Tormelin.
  12. Gaoul: Gaoual centre, Bantala, Foulamory, Kakoni, Koumbia, Touba, Malanta, Wendou- Borou.
  13. Guéckedou: Guéckédou centre, Bolodou, Guindimbou, Fangamadou, Kassadou, Nongoya, Ouendékénéma, Tiékolo, Temessadou-dibo, Kouindou, Beindou.
  14. Kankan: Kankan centre, Balandougou, Baranama, Batè- Nafadji, Boula, Gbendou- Baranama, Karfamorya, Koumban, Mamouroudou, Missamana, Moribaya, Tintioulen, Tokounou.
  15. Kerouane: Kérouane centre, Damaro, Komodou, Konsankoro, Linko, Sibiribaro, Soromaya.
  16. Kindia: Kindia centre, Bangouya, Damakania, Friguiagbé, Kolenté, Madina Oula, Manbia, Molota, Samaya, Souguéta.
  17. Kissidougou: Kissidougou centre, Albadariah, Banama, Beindou, Bardou, Firawa, Kouindiadou, Manfran, Sangardo, Yendè- milimou, Yombiro.
  18. Koubia: Koubia centre, Fafaya, Gadha-Oundou, Matakaou, Missira, Pilimini.
  19. Koundara: Koudara centre, Guingan, Termessè, Kammabi, Sambailo, Youkounkoun, Saréboido.
  20. Kouroussa: Kouroussa centre, Babila, Balato, Banfélé, Baro, Cisséla, Douako, Kiniéro, Koumana, Komolakoura, Sanguiana, Doura.
  21. Labé: Labé centre, Dalein, Daralabé, Diari, Dionfo, Garambé, Hafia, Noussy, Popodara, Sannou, Tountouroun, Kalan, Kouramangui.
  22. Lelouma: Lélouma centre, Balaya, Diountou, Pétoye, Lafou, Linsan, Saran, Parawol, Sagalé, Korbé, Tianguel-Bori, Hériko. 
  23. Lola: Lola centre, Bossou, Foumbadou, Gama, Guéasso, Lainé, Kokota, N’zoo, Tounkarata.
  24. Macenta: Macenta centre, Balizia, Binikala, Bofossou, Daro, Kouankan, Orémayi, Koyamah, Panzia-zou, Sérédou, Singbédou, N’Zébéla, Watanka, Vassé-rédou.
  25. Mali: Mali centre, Balaki, Donguel-Sigou, Fougou, Gaya, Hidayatou, Dougountouny, Lébékéré, Madina, Salambandé, Madina-Wora, Yambéring, Téliré, Touba.
  26. Mamou: Mamou centre, Boulliwel, Dounet, Gongoré, Ourékaba, Kégnéko, Konkouré, Niagara, Porédaka, Soya, Saramoussaya, Timbo, Tolo, Téguéréya.
  27. Mandiana: Mandiana centre, Dialakoro, Faralako, Kantoumania, Kiniéran, Koudianakoro, Koundian, Morodougou, Niantanina, Saladou, Sansando, Balandougou.
  28. N’zérékoré: N’Zérékoré centre, Bounouna, Gouecké, Koulé, Koropara, Samoé, Yalenzou, Palé, Kobéla, Soulouta.
  29. Pita: Pita centre, Bantignel, Brouwal-Tappé, Dongol-Touma, Gongoré, Ley Miro, Maci, Sangaréah, Sintali, Timbi-Madina, Timbi-Tounni, Ninguélandé.
  30. Siguiri: Siguiri centre, Bankon, Doko, Kintiniar, Maléa, Niagassola, Maboun, Niandankoro, Norassoba, Siguirini, Franwalia, Kiniébakoura.
  31. Telimele: Télimélé centre, Bourouwel, Daramagnaki, Gougoudjé, Koba, Kollet, Consotami, Missira, Santou, Sinta, Sarékali, Sogolon, Tarikoye, Thionthian.
  32. Tougué: Tougué centre, Fello, Koundoua, Kansagui, Kollet, Koyin, Kona, Kouratongo, Tangali, Fatako, Kollagui.
  33. Youmou: Youmou centre, Gbanié, Bhéta, Gbigna-mou, Booué, Diécké, Péla.


In the frame of the decentralization in 1991, Conakry is composed of 5 communes since 2008:

  1. Kaloum which is the city center; 
  2. Dixinn, where the university of Conakry and the embassies are; 
  3. Ratoma; 
  4. Matam; and 
  5. Matoto, where the airport is located.