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 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.
|Where is Located||Guinea is a country located in the West Africa|
|Coordinates||10.2716° N, 11.7188° W|
|Neighboring Countries||Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone|
|Administrative divisions||33 prefectures and 1 special zone|
|Area||245,857 sq km (94,926 sq miles)|
|Population||10,884,958 (July 2012 est.)|
|Official Language||French (official)|
|Currency||Guinean franc (GNF)|
|ISO Alpha-2 Code||GN|
|ISO Alpha-3 Code||GIN|
|ISO Numeric Code||324|
|GDP||$11.464 billion 2011 estimate|