Overland Journeys: West Africa Overland

Travel Information for Guinea
Time zone:GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:French
Other languages:Basari, Pulaar, Kissi, Koniagi, Kpelle, Loma, Malinke, Susu
Currency: Guinean francs (GNF)

1 = FG0.00, $1 = FG9194, £1 = FG12227

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.gnInternational 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

Map of guinea

Total area: 245,857 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 320 km (Atlantic Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): Guinea Bissau (386km), Ivory Coast (610km), Liberia (563km), Mali (858km), Senegal (330km), Sierra Leone (652km)

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 WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 143/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 144/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 100/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 145/174
Overall Ranking:    161/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.