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Overview

Mandiana is a town located in eastern Guinea. It is the capital of Mandiana Prefecture. As of 2014 the town and surrounding sub-prefecture had a population of 25,791 people. There are notable gold reserves in the area. It is part of the Birimian rocks, of the Ashanti Gold Belt. It is situated in the Bougouni basin and is underlain by sedimentary rocks of the Upper Birimian Group. The Morila-Syama Gold Belt (known as Morila mine) is located towards the east of the Bougouni basin and is one of the largest gold mines in the area.


BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing:

Mandiana [Guinea]

Badogo [Mali]

Province or District:

Kankan / Mandiana

Nearest Town or City:

 

Mandiana

11 km

Latitude:

11.95103

Longitude:

-8.784944

Managing Authority/Agency:

Customs Authority

Contact Person

n/a

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport:

Gbessia International Airport

740 km

Truck: 2 days

Car: 2 days

Nearest Port:

Port Autonome of Conakry

750 km

Truck: 2 days

Car: 2 days

Nearest Major Market:

 

Kankan

137 km

Truck: 6 hours

Car: 4 hours

Other Information: 

No weighing bridges en route. There is a ferry to cross the river

Hours of Operation

MONDAYS

06:00 – 18:00

TUESDAYS

06:00 – 18:00

WEDNESDAYS

06:00 – 18:00

THURSDAYS

06:00 – 18:00

FRIDAYS

06:00 – 18:00

SATURDAYS

06:00 – 18:00

SUNDAYS

06:00 – 18:00

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS:

06:00 – 18:00

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS:

Rainy season

Daily Capacity

It is a secondary border crossing point. Mainly small trucks of 10 mt use this road.

Customs Clearance

A laissez-passer and ECOWAS vehicle insurance are a must. For humanitarian cargo, all documents should be prepared at the Customs Office in Conakry. Once approved, copies of the documents should be submitted to the regional customs office depending on the point of entry. The Regional Customs Office will mention ‘seen’ on the documents, after that need to transmit the documents to the point of entry.  

Other Relevant Information

All trucks are inspected at least once. 

 

For information on border crossing contact information, please see the following link: 4.1 Guinea Government Contact List