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Guinea Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Guinea Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone

Geographic coordinates:
11 00 N, 10 00 W

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 245,857 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 245,717 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 140 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 79

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Oregon

Land boundaries:
total: 4,046 km
border countries (6): Cote d'Ivoire 816 km, Guinea-Bissau 421 km, Liberia 590 km, Mali 1,062 km, Senegal 363 km, Sierra Leone 794 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
320 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

Climate:
generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds

Terrain:
generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior

Elevation:
mean elevation: 472 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Mont Nimba 1,752 m

Natural resources:
bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt

Land use:
agricultural land: 58.1% arable land 11.8%; permanent crops 2.8%; permanent pasture 43.5%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 26.5%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 15.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
950 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season

Environment - current issues:
deforestation; inadequate potable water; desertification; soil contamination and erosion; overfishing, overpopulation in forest region; poor mining practices have led to environmental damage

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
the Niger and its important tributary the Milo River have their sources in the Guinean highlands


NOTE: The information regarding Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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