Top Ten Guinean Attractions

Top Ten Guinean Attractions

       Guinea is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau. Guinea is divided into seven administrative regions and subdivided into 33 prefectures. Conakry is the capital, largest city and economic center. The other major cities in the country include Labe, Nzérékoré, Kankan, Kindia, Mamou, Boke and Guéckédou. Guinea’s 10 million people belong to 24 ethnic groups. The largest and most prominent groups are the Fula 43%, Mandinka 35% and Susu 20%. Guinea has almost 246,000 square kilometers (94,981 sq mi). It forms a crescent by curving from its western border on the Atlantic Ocean toward the east and the south. Its northern border is shared with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Mali, the southern one with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. The Niger River arises in Guinea and runs eastward.

  1. Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is a protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site in both Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. A further extension of the reserve to include areas in Liberia hastreahs also been proposed. The park includes significant portions of Mount Nimba, a geographically unique area with more than 200 endemic species. These species include multiple types of duikers, big cats, civets, Chimpanzees, and several types of viviparous toads. The nearest major settlements are the town Yekepa to the west in Liberia and Bossou in Guinea.
    Links: National Parks, Top Ten African National Parks, Top Ten Ivory Coast Attractions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Nimba_Strict_Nature_Reserve,
  2. Conakry

    Conakry is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean, which is the capital and largest city of Guinea, serving as the economic, financial and cultural centre of Guinea. Originally situated on Tombo Island, one of the Îles de Los, it has since spread up the neighboring Kaloum Peninsula. Conakry contains almost a quarter of the population of Guinea with a population around 2 million.
    Links: Cities, Top Ten African Cities, Top Ten Mosques, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry,
  3. Links: Attractions, African Attractions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea,