|Time zone:||GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Other languages:||Basari, Pulaar, Kissi, Koniagi, Kpelle, Loma, Malinke, Susu|
Guinean francs (GNF)|
€1 = FG0.00, $1 = FG9194, £1 = FG12227
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.gn||International Dialling Code: 224|
For help planning your trip to Guinea including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Guinea trip planning page.
Further information on Guinea
Discover more about Guinea - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 245,857 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 320 km (Atlantic Ocean)
Climate: Tropical climate, generally hot and humid with monsoonal-type rainy season from June to November with southwesterly winds and a dry season from December to May with northeasterly harmattan winds.
Highest mountain: Mont Nimba (1,752m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Guinea from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||143/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||144/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||100/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||145/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Guinea Status: Independent Country
Population: 11,474,383 (rank: 75/196) Density: 46.6 people/sq km (rank: 132/196)
Ethnic groups: Peuhl 40%, Malinke 30%, Soussou 20%, smaller ethnic groups 10%
Religions: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
GDP (PPP): $12.56 billion GDP per capita: $1,100 (rank: 183/195)