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[Africa Travel] Guinea: Conakry

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Conakry is the capital and largest city of Guinea. This city is famous as a port city and is a very prosperous place for trade. Conakry has one of the most beautiful beaches in West Africa and is said to be a city with many attractions in the west coast of Africa. The rich nature registered as a World Heritage Site is the biggest attraction, and it is also a place visited by tourists.

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Location

Conakry is a city located in the southern part of Guinea.

History

Conakry was a small village with a population of only 500 until the 1800s. However, economic development has progressed since France came to settle here and came under control. After becoming French Guiana, a railway was built and it developed greatly as a trading port.

Climate

Conakry belongs to the tropical climate. December-April is the dry season and there is almost no rain. Temperatures range from 20 ° C to 35 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language of Guinea is French. Since Guinea is a multi-ethnic country, many ethnic languages are used.

Security

It is necessary to be careful that conakry has many pickpockets and shoplifting. In Conakry, crimes occur in almost all areas, but crimes are concentrated in both Ratoma and Matoto districts.

Race

There are a lot of Fula, Susu, and Mandinka. There are many other minority tribes.

industry

Guinea is an agricultural country with 70% of people engaged in agriculture. Furthermore, the reserves of bauxite occupy 30% of the world, and the mining industry is also very active.

religion

Muslims make up 85% of Guinea. Others are Christians.

currency

Guinean franc is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Îles de Los

The most beautiful beach in Conakry. An indispensable spot for resort sightseeing in Conakry. Many people from around Africa and tourists from Europe and the United States come to vacation on weekends.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Musée National de Guinée

The National Museum of Guinea has many exhibits on the history and culture of Conakry, as well as the tribes that live in Guinea. There is also a shop, so you don’t have to worry about choosing souvenirs for sightseeing.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Grande Mosquée

There are many Muslims in Guinea. It is the largest and most famous mosque in Guinea. It is also a popular photo spot for tourists.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Jardin 2 Octobre

October 2 The garden is named after Guinea’s independence from France and the inauguration of the first president, Ahmed Sékou. Playsets such as merry-go-rounds and athletics are also installed.

Hotel

Conakry has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Conakry Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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