Interesting Guinea Facts

Guinea is a coastal country located in Western Africa where it is bordered by Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and the Atlantic Ocean. It encompasses 245,857 km2 of land. The total population of Guinea is thought to be more than 12,717,176.

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Guinea Fact File: Continent: Africa * Country Name(s): Guinea, Republic of Guinea * Location: Western Africa * Bordering: Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and the Atlantic Ocean * Capital City: Conakry * Size: 245,857 km2 * Estimated Population: over 12,717,176 * Currency: Guinean franc (GNF) * Language(s): French * Country Code: +224

Interesting Guinea Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Guinea is located on the continent of Africa, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and the Atlantic Ocean. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Africa is the second largest continent in the world, it has 54 countries, stretches across a total area size of 30,370,000 km2 and forms 20.4% of the landmass of the world. Guinea is a coastal country that stretches across a total area of approximately 245,857 km2. It is one of Africa's small to medium sized countries positioned on the continent's mainland.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this African country is somewhere in the region of 12,717,176 people. The majority of Guinea's inhabitants reside in Conakry which is the country's most populous city. Guinea has a fairly high population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 41 people per sq km. The estimated population of Africa is approximately 1,186,178,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the second largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Guinea's capital city is called Conakry. The names of other major cities situated in this country are Camayenne, Nzérékoré, Kindia, Kankan and Gueckedou.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following details provide a guide to Guinea's approximate border lengths:
Coastline 320 km, Cote d'Ivoire 816 km, Guinea-Bissau 421 km, Liberia 590 km, Mali 1,062 km, Senegal 363 km, Sierra Leone 794 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
The climate of Guinea can be described as mostly hot and humid. Monsoon-type weather occurs from June to November bringing rain and wind. The driest months are influenced by the harmattan winds of the northeast from December to May. The geography of Guinea is comprised of mountainous and hilly regions, and flat coastal plains. The Milo River is located in Guinea and is one of the River Niger's major tributaries. The lowest point of Guinea is the Atlantic Ocean at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Mont Nimba at 1,752m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Guinea
Natural resources can be defined as materials and substances that occur naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of natural resources present in an individual country depends on varying factors which are influenced by the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, have many natural resources, where as some other countries have limited to none. Food, construction and transport are three primary examples of uses of natural resources. The following information provides examples of these uses: fish occurs naturally in streams, rivers, lakes and oceans, and can be caught for food consumption. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests for construction purposes, i.e. to build homes and furniture. Crude oils can be refined into different kinds of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. The natural resources of Guinea include bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower (water power), fish and salt.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Guinea is French, which is spoken by the majority of the population.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The primary religion of Guinea is Muslim at approximately 86% of the population. People belonging to the Islamic religion worship Allah. In the English language, the word Allah refers to God in Islam. Those belonging to the religion of Islam believe in one god. Most of Guinea’s population are Muslim and follow the practices of Islam. Around 9% are Christian. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Guinea
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries across the world to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a country such as animals, birds, flowers, trees, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. Here are some important facts on the symbols, songs and colors of Guinea:

  • National symbol(s): elephant

  • National colors: red, yellow and green

  • National Anthem/Song: Liberte (Translation: Liberty)

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 2 October (1958)

  • National Motto(s): Travail, Justice, Solidarité (Translation: Work, Justice, Solidarity)

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