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is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française), it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Guinea is divided into eight administrative regions and subdivided into thirty-three prefectures. Conakry is the capital, largest city and economic centre. The other major cities in the country include Labe, Nzérékoré, Kankan, Kindia, Mamou, Boke, and Guéckédou. Guinea's 10 million people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. The largest and most prominent groups are the Mandinka 40% (French: Peul; Fula: Fulɓe), Fula 25%, and Susu 15% Guinea has almost 246,000 square kilometres (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's source is in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea.

Capital CONAKRY
Currency Franco guineano
Country code 00224
Spoken languages ​​ french
Passport

Passport: needed. For any changes to this rule, we recommend that you inquire beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

You register in the Country a significant incidence of infectious diseases. The health facilities are inadequate, as well as the availability of medicines. Water quality, even in cities and in hotels, is not reliable. Recurring epidemics of cholera during the rainy season, while malaria is endemic in the country. In the year 2009 have registered cases of rabies, yellow fever, polio, cholera, meningitis. No cases of swine flu have been recorded. The incidence of HIV-AIDS is significant, though not higher than the regional average. You may want to make, after consulting a doctor, anti-malarial drugs and vaccinations against cholera, typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis A and b. We recommend also to conclude, before embarking on your trip, health insurance to include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. Warnings Finally, we recommend that you: • sanitation measures and food while staying in the country; . do not use drugs bought on the street or at stalls; • drink only bottled water and use it for oral hygiene without the addition of ice in drinks; . consume only well-cooked foods while avoiding vegetables and raw vegetables; • avoid bathing in the waters of rivers or reservoirs stagnant in terms of risk of parasitic infection.

Climate

Climate: tropical and humid; the hottest months are April and may (32° C-35° C); in August temperatures are milder (27° C-28° C). The rainy season runs from May to October and is characterized by frequent and intense rainfall; the dry season runs from November to April. Humidity and temperature vary between the coastal region and the outback, but always very high values.

Viability

Driving Licence: Italian licence if the model of the European communities; otherwise International driving licence (1949, 1968) Documents for vehicles imported temporarily It is necessary the carnet customs passage. Links with Europe: links are provided weekly flights to Paris with Air France. Other frequent air connections with Brussels, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso.

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