Guinea

Republic of Guinea

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Guinea's General Information

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Capital of the Republic of Guinea

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 11 00 N, 10 00 W / Area: Total = 245,857 sq km - Land = 245,717 sq km - Water: 140 sq km
Country: Africa / Size Comparison to the world: 80 / Land boundaries: 4,046 km
Border countries (6): Cote d'Ivoire 816 km, Guinea-Bissau 421 km, Liberia 590 km, Mali 1,062 km, Senegal 363 km, Sierra Leone 794 km.
Coastline: 320 km / Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: Generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds.
Terrain: generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior.
Elevation: mean elevation: 472 m / Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m / Highest point: Mont Nimba 1,752 m
Natural resources: bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt
Land use: agricultural land: 58.1% / Arable land 11.8%; permanent crops 2.8%; permanent pasture 43.5% / Forest: 26.5% / other: 15.4% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land: 950 sq km (2012) / Natural hazards: hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season.

General  note:
The Niger and its important tributary the Milo River have their sources in the Guinean highlands.
Environment - International agreements
:
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling.
Environment - current issues:
Deforestation; inadequate potable water; desertification; soil contamination and erosion; overfishing, overpopulation in forest region; poor mining practices lead to environmental damage; water pollution; improper waste disposal.
Airports: 16 - Airports with paved runaway: 4 / Roadways: 44,348 km / Paved: 4,342 km / unpaved: 40,006 km (2003)
Port and terminal: major seaport(s): Conakry, Kamsar.

Conventional long formRepublic of Guinea
Conventional short form: Guinea

Etymology: the country is named after the Guinea region of West Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea and stretches north to the Sahel.
Capital: Conakry.
Administrative divisions:
7 regions administrative and 1 governorate; Boke, Conakry, Faranah, Kankan, Kindia, Labe, Mamou, N'Zerekore.
Independence day: 2 October (1958)
Military branches: National Armed Forces: Army, Guinean Navy (Armee de Mer or Marine Guineenne, includes Marines), Guinean Air Force (Force Aerienne de Guinee) (2009)

Chief of state: President Alpha CONDE (since 21 December 2010)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Ibrahima FOFANA (since 22 May 2018)

Cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the presidentt.

Population12,413,867 (July 2017 est.) Noun: Guinean(s)
Language:French (official)

Religion: Muslim 86.2%, Christian 9.7%, animist/other/none 4.1% (2012 est.)
Cultural interest

Marine Foundation's Activities in Guinea

Services for the Youth

World Football Youth Association under the patronage of His Excellency President George M. Weah and the Leadership of Associated Countries Presidents

Football Peace Tournament:

Event Organization to promote economic incentive through sport's education & challenge.

Maritime Development

Distribution of state-of-the-art Fishing boats to seed the development of maritime educational centers. WONMO MARINE sponsorship & Training.

Strategic Headquarters

Construction of  First Ladies Foundation's Headquarters.

National Kingdom Schools:

15000 children school construction concept engineered with modern learning tools equipment for young children up to high-school. 

Vocational Training

Vocational training technical skills School would allow association with multinationals who are strategically putting their products in Africa. A first in the world, VTTS (Vocational Training Technical Skills) will be an entire full sub-faculty of Global University of Technology & Development

Global University of Technology & Development:

The GU concept comprises building campuses on each of the 5 continents of the world. The funding would revolve around a corporate membership system established throughout the networks of the Foundation.

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