Estimate population 10,009,200 - Capital City Conakry
The Republic of Guinea lies north of the equator on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Guinea has 320 kilometres (200 miles) of coastline between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone. It is also bordered by Senegal, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, and Liberia. It has an area of nearly 246,000 square kilometres (95,000 square miles). French is the official language but Peuhl and Malinke are also spoken.
Guinea is rich in minerals, including diamond, bauxite, and gold. The economy is dependent on agriculture and mineral production. Guinea is recorded the second largest bauxite producer in the world