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Guinea

Population: 7,613,870 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: French (official), each ethnic group has its own language

Background: Independent from France since 1958, Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen. Lansana CONTE (head of the military government) was elected president of the civilian government. He was reelected in 1998. Unrest in Sierra Leone has...

Currency: Guinean franc (GNF, No information)

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.

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Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Guinea
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Guinea
 · BBC Country profile: Guinea