Total area: 245,857 km2
Population: 10,057,975 (2009 estimate)
Currency: Guinean franc
Official language: French
Government: Presidential republic
Internet TLD: .gn
Calling code: 224
Guinea, formerly known as French Guinea, is a country situated in West Africa and shares borders with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Guinea is a gorgeous country, with all the picturesque landscapes that the country offers, as well as its friendly and kind people. A land of contrasts with majestic mountains rising on the horizon, lush forests, savannas and high plateaus, it is considered to be the “Switzerland of Africa”. The country covers a large geographical area, yet it is not too crowded. The rich culture is featured in the colourful traditions, life style and ancient remains of the country
Tourism facilities in Guinea are currently developing. The major tourist destinations in the country are the following: the high plains surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains, Lake Atitlan, picturesque villages; the capital city with numerous ancient vestiges, the cities of Quezeltenango - an important tourist center, Coban. However, most tourists are attracted by the pristine countryside settings. The best time for tourists to visit Guinea is from November until December, the weather is ideal for exploring the country.
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