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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
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityConakry
Government TypePresidential 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)
GDP (nominal)USD 23.205 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking157
Primary IndustriesMining,Agriculture,Energy.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsGuinea-Bissau, Bamako, Cote dIvoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal
Member of(African Union), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Fruits and Nuts, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Rubber and Products, Spices, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Aviation Vehicles
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Cereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories, Pharmaceutical Products, Ceramic Products, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Chemical Products, Marine Vessels
Total Exports ValueUSD 11.426 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 6.388 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 5.038 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with India
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Fruits and Nuts, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Spices, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Ceramic Products, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Rubber and Products, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,082.84 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 631.93 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 629.93 Million (Deficit)
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 IndiaGuinea
Embassy of the Republic of Guinea
H.E. Mr. Alassane Conte
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)