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Foreign Trade in Guinea Conakry,

Business and Trade in Guinea Conakry: Kankan, Nzérékoré, Guéckédou

Guinea Conakry is a West African country

  1. The capital of Guinea is Conakry (3.6 million inhabitants)
  2. The most populated Guinean cities are Conakry, Kankan, Nzérékoré, Guéckédou, Kindia and Kissidougou
  3. Guinea Conakry is a very rich country in natural resources
    1. Guinea Conakry has 33% of the world bauxite reserves
  4. Guinean agricultural sector: 75% of the population (24% of the GDP)
  5. Currency of Guinea: Guinean Franc
  6. Guinea share borders with six countries: Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone

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  1. The official language of Guinea is French
  2. African languages of Guinea are:
    1. Kissi (official)
    2. Pular
      1. Spoken in the Middle Guinea
      2. 40% of the Guinean population talks Pular
    3. Malinké
      1. Spoken in the Upper Guinea, in Kpelle and Forested Guinea (Guerzé)
    4. Soussou
      1. Spoken in the Lower Guinea and Conakry

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  1. Total Guinean area 245,857 km²
  2. Total Guinean population: 13.2 million Guinean
    1. The impact of Slave Trade (16th century - 1850) was very strong in the population of Guinea
  3. Calling code of Guinea: 224
  4. Country code top-level domain: .gn
  5. The largest Guinean rivers are Senegal, Niger, Mano and Gambia

The Republic of Guinea is composed of four “natural” regions:

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  1. Maritime Guinea (agriculture and mining, coastal area)
  2. Middle Guinea (livestock, mountainous area)/Moyenne-Guinée
    1. Fouta-Djalon Massif: 80,000 km², Mount Loura (1,532 m) - UNESCO world heritage
  3. Upper Guinea (agriculture, fishing, diamonds, gold. Savanna area)/Haute-Guinée
  4. Forested Guinea (agriculture, jungle area)/Guinée forestière

Guinean “administrative regions”:

  1. Government of Conakry
  2. Boké
  3. Kindia
  4. Mamou
  5. Faranah
  6. Kankan
  7. Labé
  8. Nzérékoré

The Guinean Historian Djibril Tamsir Niane, author of “The Epic of Soundiata”

Djibril Tamsir Niane (Guinean Historian)

Trade Organisations (Guinea)

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  3. Niger Basin Authority
  4. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  5. OHADA
  6. Mano River Union (MRU)
  7. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  8. Global System of Trade Preferences

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone...

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ): The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone

  1. African Union
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank

Logistics and transport in Guinea:

The main Roads of Guinea are:

  1. National Road N1: Conakry, Coyah, Kindia, Mamou, Dabola, Kouroussa, Kankan
  2. National Road N2: Mamou, Faranah, Kissidougou, Guékédou, Macenta, Nzérékoré, Lola
    1. Link to the capital of Ivory Coast (Yamoussoukro) during dry season
  3. National Road N4: Coyah, Forécariah, Farmoreya
    1. Link to Sierra Leone
  4. National Road N5: Mamou, Dalaba, Pita, Labé (Fouta Djalon)
  5. National Road N6: Kissidougou, Kankan, Siguiri, Bamako (Mali)
  6. National Road N20: Kamsar, Kolaboui, Boké

Access to the Dakar-Lagos Corridor:

Dakar-Lagos Corridor: Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria

Conakry-Kankan Railway (105 kilometres, Bauxite Society of Kindia)

Conakry Autonomous Port (Managed by Bolloré)

Conakry International Airport

Religion in Guinea:

  1. Sunni Islam: 85% of the Guinean population
  2. African Traditional Religions
  3. Christianity

Largest Guinean ethnicities:

  1. Fula: 40% of the Guinean population
  2. Malinke (Mandinka): 30%
  3. Susu: 20%
  4. Forestiers: 10%

History of Guinea

  1. 8th Century: population of Guinea by Baga and Nalou
  2. 11th Century: the Kingdom of Mandinka (vassal of the Ghana Empire)
  3. 13th Century: foundation of the Mali Empire by Soundiata Keïta
  4. 15th Century: collapse of the Mali Empire
  5. 8th Century: Islamisation of Guinea by Fula
  6. Participation in triangular trade (slaves, ivory and the aphrodisiac maniguette plant)
  7. Samory Touré (Mandinka, 1830): founder of the Wassoulou Empire
  8. Independence from France: October 1958
    1. Guinea Conakry was the first Sub-Saharan African country to obtain the independence

Higher Education in Guinea

  1. University of Conakry
  2. University Julius Nyerere of Kankan
  3. University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry
  4. University General Lansana Conté
  5. University Kofi Annan of Guinea
  6. University Thierno Amadou Diallo

Guinea is a member of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES)

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