Located in West Africa, the Republic of Guinea is home to around 11 million people. Despite an abundance of natural resources, such as iron ore, bauxite, diamonds and gold, Guinea faces major socio-economic and political challenges. Poverty and malnutrition rates are high, especially in rural areas. In 2013, Guinea was ranked 178th out of 187 countries in the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Index. (Source:


  • Capital - Conakry
  • Population - 7,613,870
  • Time Zone - GMT +00:00
  • Currency - Guinean Franc (GNF)