Republic of Guinea
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.
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.
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.
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)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Ibrahima FOFANA (since 22 May 2018)
Cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the presidentt.
Religion: Muslim 86.2%, Christian 9.7%, animist/other/none 4.1% (2012 est.)
Marine Foundation's Activities in Guinea
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.