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).
- Visas, please consult the embassy in your region.
- Proof of Immunization (Yellow Fever)
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.
Weather: Guinea Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 224
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.