Guinea Travel Overview
At a glance
Official language: French
Continent: West Africa
Jungle in West Africa
Guinea offers natural beauties, but is under a military dictatorship.
According to Countryaah, Guinea is a state in West Africa that borders the Atlantic. Neighboring countries of the state are Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The official language in the country is French.
The country is ruled by a military dictatorship, which leads to unjust distributions. The country itself is rich in natural resources, but the population receives little from them. Travel is allowed in the country, but the political situation does not attract many tourists.
Many travelers come to Guinea to see pristine jungle. The region is particularly popular with hikers. In particular the area of Fouta Djalon, whose ghost rocks and rugged rock formation astonishes nature lovers every year.
Official language: French
Franc (100 centimes)
ISO 4217 code
GNF / 324
Geo coordinates: N 9 ° 56 ‘44.1 ” W -9 ° -41’ -47.9″
Highest mountain: Mont Nimba (1,752 m)
Total area: 245,857 km²
Mainland: 245,857 km²
National border: 3,399 km
Coastline: 320 km
Dependency: France until 1958
UN member since: 1958
Other political affiliation: African Union
Form of government: Presidential Democracy
Export goods: Bauxite, fruit, coffee,
BSP: $ 4,072,800,000
GDP: $ 4,164,700,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 19,550,000,000
Economic growth: 2.4%
GDP share of agriculture: 24.1%
GDP share of industry: 36.4%
GDP share of services: 39.5%
Inflation rate: 29%
State budget revenue: $ 326,000,000
State budget expenditure: $ 598,000,000
Export: $ 643,000,000
Import: $ 712,000,000
Gold and currency reserves: $ 76,300,000
Electricity consumption: 891 million KWh
Oil consumption: 9,200 million m³
Cultivation area: 7.2%
Bovine: 3,996,000 pieces
Fishing: 79,000 t
Residents in cities: 3,332,000
Average age: 17.7 years
0-14 years: 44.4%
15-64 years: 52.5%
> 65 years: 3.1%
Population growth: 2.63%
Birth rate: 41.76 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 15.48 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 1
Fertility: 5.79 children / woman
Infant mortality: 90 ‰
Life expectancy men: 48.34 years
Life expectancy women: 50.7 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: GN
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: GIN
ISO 3166 numeric: 324
Top Level Domain: gn
IOC country code: GUI
UN / LOCODE: GN
Telephone connections: 34,000
Cell Phones: 246,000
Internet users: 81,000
Railway lines: 837 km
Paved roads: 5,216 km
Number of doctors: 1.310
Daily food intake: 2,410 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 220,000
Last sovereign since: 1958
Main religious group: Muslims
Prison inmates: 3,900
Armed forces (troop strength): 10,000
Defense Spending: $ 89.4 million
Arriving by plane
The national airline Air Guinee (2U) flies to the neighboring countries Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Monrovia, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Congo (Dem. Rep.).
Air France (AF) flies from Paris to Conakry five times a week. KLM (Internet: www.klm.com) flies from Munich, Vienna and Zurich via Paris to Conakry .
Lufthansa (LH) flies codeshare with Brussels Airlines (SN) (Internet: www.flysn.com) from Brussels to Conakry.The national airlines fly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Dakar in cooperation with Air Senegal (DS) or via Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc (AT).
Frankfurt – Conakry: 11 hours; Vienna – Conakry: 9 hours 40; Zurich – Conakry: 9 hours
Arrival by car
Roads connect Conakry with Freetown (Sierra Leone) and with Monrovia (Liberia) and Bamako (Mali) with Siguiri and Kankan. The roads to Liberia and Mali are often in poor condition. There are bus connections from Tambacounda (Senegal) and Bamako (Mali). The use of public transport is not without risks due to its technical condition.
Note: The border areas with Sierra Leone and Liberia should be avoided because of the ongoing conflicts in these countries. Information about border crossings to neighboring countries can be obtained from the respective embassies and consular posts.
Arrival by ship
The rapid connection with the hovercraft from Conakry to Freetown (Sierra Leone) is currently suspended due to the civil war. There are ferry connections to Mali when the water level in Niger is high enough.
ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
Air Guinée (2U) offers some domestic flights between Boké, Conakry, Labé, Kankan, Kissidougou, Koundarg and Siguiri. However, the flight schedules are irregular.
On the way by car / bus
The roads are in poor condition and police checks are very frequent. In the rainy season (May – October) it is often impossible to use the road. The roads between Conakry (via Kindia) and Kissidougou and between Boké and Kamsar are paved, as is the road to Freetown (Sierra Leone). In addition to the permanent roadblock at Kourya, more must be expected.
Taxis are available and fares should be agreed in advance.
Buses: Private bus companies provide connections from Conakry to many cities. Buses are relatively convenient and cheap. Bush taxis are also a popular form of transport.
Traveling in the city
Buses and taxis are cheap in Conakry.
On the go by train
There are currently no rail connections.