Country: Guinea

Population: 9,947,814

Capital: Conakry

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: Guinean franc (GNF)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: French (official); note - each ethnic group has its own language

Ethnic Breakdown: Peuhl 40%, Malinke 30%, Soussou 20%, smaller ethnic groups 10%

Religion: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%

Major Cities: Conakry, Kindia, Kankan

Phone Country Code: 224

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, vectorborne and water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, yellow fever, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis, Lassa fever)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: no peak season

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f, k

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: In some cities in Guinea, sheep and goats wander the streets and often get in the way of cars.