flag Guinea Guinea: Introduction

Capital: Conakry


Total Population: 13,859,341
Natural Increase: 2.4%
Density: 55 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 37.7%
Ethnic Origins: The Guinean population is divided into three main groups: Malinke, Fulani and Soussou. However, there are also minority ethnic groups such as the Guerze, Tomas and Kissiens.
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Peul or Poular, Maninka, Soussou, Guerzé, Kissi, Toma, Dialonké, Northern Kissi, Guinea Kpelle, Eastern Maninkakan, etc.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslims 85%, Christians 8%, Other beliefs 7%.
Literacy Rate: 29.5%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Conakry

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Guinea Franc (GNF)

Country Overview

Area: 245,860 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
Substantial mining resources but poor infrastructures; very considerable corruption.
HDI*: 0.411/1
HDI (World Rank): 182/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Guinea, dial 00
To call Guinea, dial +224
Internet Suffix: .gn
Telephone Lines: 0.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 1.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 26.2% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 3,3863,4703,7274,1874,679
Exports of Goods (million USD) 3,9783,9458,93110,2397,650
Imports of Services (million USD) 7988502,5861,166906
Exports of Services (million USD) 101956527146

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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