guinea map political
guinea map political

Political Map of Guinea shows the international boundaries, provincial boundaries with names, the national capital, and provincial capitals.

Geography of Guinea

Situated on the Atlantic coast, Guinea is a nation of western Africa. 3 main rivers of Western Africa namely Niger, Gambia, and Senegal flow in Guinea. The neighboring countries of Guinea include Guinea-Bissau (Northwest); Senegal (North); Mali (Northeast); Côte d’Ivoire (Southeast) and Sierra Leone and Liberia (South) and the Atlantic Ocean flows to the west. Guinea’s economy is hugely dependent on agriculture and the country has sufficient hydroelectric capacity along with abundant natural resources such as bauxite reserves; gold, iron, and diamonds. Its landscape is mostly flat seaside plain and hilly to mountainous internally. The nations’ lowermost point is 0m (the Atlantic Ocean) and the topmost point is 1752m (Mont Nimba).

Demography of Guinea

The total population of Guinea is approx. 13,188,418 as per the UN data as of Aug 2020, which is equal to 0.17% of the overall population of the world. The total land area is 245,720 sq km with a population density of 53/Sq Km and nearly 38.6% of the total population is urban. Life expectancy at birth is 62.64 years for both males and females; the infant mortality rate is high; it is 44.9 deaths/1000 births; while the rate of deaths under age 5 is 70.2 deaths/1000 births.

Culture of Guinea

History of Guinea can be accessed at the Free World Map; Guinea’s history is blemished by dark eras right from the slave trade to the elongated period of colonialism; still, Guineans have succeeded in keeping their assorted culture intact and forego their differences to stay in harmony as a nation. The India Map describes Guinea culture as interesting and layered and as inhabited by a broad range of indigenous groups, each having its own distinctive traditions and languages.

Despite such differences, people in Guineas are majorly Muslim and an insignificant percentage of people follow Christianity and animism. Locals are loyal to their ethnicity; however, influences of West-Africa and French customs are still evident because of the nation’s geography and ages under the crown. Music is highly popular among Guineans; the local people celebrate several festivals to celebrate this predominant art form. Locals also play a broad range of percussion and string instruments such as the kora, ngoni, balafon (a fusion of a harp and lute), and the guitar. Traditional music is also supplemented by djembe (drums), paired with the dunun.

Top three places to visit in Guinea

Fouta Djallon Highlands

Conquering the soul of Guinea, this green landscape, drenched in lichen-spotted stones and jungle valleys are certainly one of the most mesmerizing places in Guinea. The places of attraction include Petteh Djiga, Gambia and Senegal rivers, and many more; you can even experience the rural farming societies of the Mande groups and more.

National Park of Upper Niger

Ruling a massive 6,000SqKm amidst Eastern Guinea, this Park is now on the top list of conservation of West Africa. A huge span of riparian savannah and woodlands, montane woods, and winding rivers is homeland to hardly remaining dry forest across the region. Between the canopies and tree boughs, the Park even provides shelter to Gambian mongooses, chimpanzees, Uber-rare manatees, and giant pangolins of West Africa.

Nzérékoré

This is a fast-growing city and a usual depot for immigrants fleeing battles in other West African nations. Therefore, there is apparent diverse demography of locals living in shanty and barrios, emerging from the all-encompassing forest landscape that is adjacent to the Liberian border. Nzérékoré is highly popular for its thriving range of markets that exist in the heart of the city.

The most ideal time to visit Guinea is in November and December, post rains and before the dusty harmattan winds; nonetheless, the Fouta Djallon is at its best and greenest during the rainy season. Please avoid visiting in April as it is the hottest month and not pleasant at all.