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Guinea

Time Difference: EST + 4 hours   Current Time and Date in Guinea
Currency: Currency Converter  – Guinea Franc (GNF)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Guinea
US Embassy in Guinea: conakry.usembassy.gov

Guinea, is located in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. It has a population of 10,057,975 and an area of 94,981 sq mi. Forming a crescent as it curves from its western border on the Atlantic Ocean toward the east and the south, it shares its northern border with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, and its southern border with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire. The sources of the Niger River, Gambia River, and Senegal River are all found in the Guinea Highlands.

Conakry is Guinea’s capital, largest city, and economic center. Other major cities in the country include Kankan, Nzérékoré, Kindia, Labe, Guéckédou, Mamou and Boke.  Guinea has four main regions namely Maritime Guinea (La Guinée Maritime), Mid-Guinea (La Moyenne-Guinée), Upper-Guinea (La Haute-Guinée) and Forested Guinea (Guinée forestière).

Health: CDC Guinea
What to Pack
Weather: Guinea Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 224

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of Immunization (Yellow Fever)

Diplomatic Missions

Ambassade de la République de Guinée à Paris
Embassy of Guinea in Paris, France.

Embassy of the Republic of Guinea in Washington, D.C.
Address: 2112 Leroy Place, NW, Washington DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 986-4300

Embassy of the United States Conakry, Guinea
Site of the US Embassy in Conakry.

CLIMATE

Average daily high temperature of 84°F and low of  73°F

Language: English is widely spoken

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Located on the borders of Guinea, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, Mount Nimba rises above the surrounding savannah. Its slopes are covered by dense forest at the foot of grassy mountain pastures. They harbour an especially rich flora and fauna, with endemic species such as the viviparous toad and chimpanzees that use stones as tools.

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