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Location Map of Guinea

Where is Guinea
About Map: Map showing where is Guinea located in the World.
Where is Guinea located on the world map? It is shown on the location map of Guinea that Guinea is located in the western part of the Africa continent.
It has had many names, for instance formerly it was popularly known as French Guinea and even at present it is also known Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish from the neighbor country Guinea-Bissau. Conakry is the capital and largest city of the country.

It has almost a crescent shape due to curving coastline with Atlantic Ocean from the western side. However, it shares its international boundaries with Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, from the north, in the north-east Mali shares its international boundary with Guinea whereas Côte d'Ivoire from east, Liberia from south and Sierra Leone form south and south-west share their international boundaries.
Guinea-Bissau map depicts clearly that it shares its international boundaries with Senegal in the north, and Guinea in east and south-east. Besides, the Atlantic Ocean limits its further extension towards west.

Surprisingly, Guinea is very rich in terms of natural resources. The significant natural resources reserves in the country are bauxite, diamonds, gold, and many other metals; though, currently Bauxite and alumina are only major exports. Not only this, Guinea has huge potential for hydroelectric power.
However, agriculture keeps important place in the country by employing about 80% of the nation's labor force. Likewise, important agriculture activities are processing plants for beer, juices, soft drinks and tobacco. Earlier Guinea was a leading exporter of bananas, coffee, pineapples, peanuts, and palm oil.

Quick Facts
CountryGuinea
Continent Africa
Where is Located Guinea is a country located in the West Africa
Coordinates 10.2716° N, 11.7188° W
Capital Conakry
Largest City Conakry
Neighboring Countries Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone
Administrative divisions33 prefectures and 1 special zone
Area 245,857 sq km (94,926 sq miles)
Population10,884,958 (July 2012 est.)
Official Language French (official)
Currency Guinean franc (GNF)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeGN
ISO Alpha-3 Code GIN
ISO Numeric Code324
GDP $11.464 billion 2011 estimate
Calling code 224
Time Zone (UTC+0)
Internet TLD .gn