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About Guinea

Guinea, Officially known as the Republic of Guinea is a country in the Western Region of Africa and a former French Colony. It is also known as French Guinea or Guinea-Conakry

The country has a lot of Natural Resources with Mining and Oil both forming a major part of the economy. Agriculture also plays an important role in the GDP of the country. However Guinea is considered as one of the poorest countries

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityConakry
Government Typepresidential representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyGuinean franc, GNF
Phone Code +224
Important CitiesBeyla, Boffa, Boké, Conakry (capital), Coyah, Dabola, Dalaba, Dinguiraye, Dubréka, Faranah, Forécariah, Fria, Gaoual, Guéckédou, Kankan, Kérouané, Kindia, Kissidougou, Koubia, Koundara, Kouroussa, Labé, Lélouma
National DayIndependence Day (Oct-02)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking156
Primary IndustriesMining,Agriculture,Energy.
Major ExportsOres, slag and ash, Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Rubber and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Copper and articles thereof
Major Exports to IndiaCereals, Pharmaceutical products, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, parts thereof, Cotton, Electrical machinery and equipment, Plastics and articles thereof, Miscellaneous chemical products, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Ceramic products
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Electrical machinery and equipment, Cereals, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Articles of iron or steel, Plastics and articles thereof, Pharmaceutical products, Ships, boats and floating structures, Iron and steel, Footwear, gaiters and the like,
Major Imports from IndiaNatural or cultured pearls, precious, Ores, slag and ash, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit , Iron and steel, Aluminium and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Copper and articles thereof, Cotton, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with India
Bordering NationsGuinea-Bissau, Bamako, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal
Member of(African Union), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for GuineaEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Avtar Singh
Honourable Ambassador
Apt , 101 and 102, Residence Koubia, North Corniche, Camayenne, Commune Dixin, Conakry,Republic of Guinea
(225) 2247 9580 / 2247 9581 / 2247 9589

Embassy Details of Guinea in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Guinea
H.E. Dr. Aminata Thiam
Charge d Affaires
26, Poorvi MargVasant ViharNew Delhi - 110057
+91-11-46540211/46540213 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Guinea in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Madhu Sudan Tantia
Honorary Consul
8 Avril Road, Kolkata - 700019
033-24407883 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Guinea in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Bakul Jain
Honorary Consul
Nirmal, 3rd Floor Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021
022-22871914/1916 (O)