Guinea Cities with Hotels
Guinea, Republic of, formerly People's Revolutionary Republic of Guinea, independent nation in western Africa, bounded on the north by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and
Mali; on the east and southeast by
Côte d'Ivoire; on the south by Liberia and Sierra Leone; and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The total area of the country, including the Los Islands of Conakry, is 245,857 sq km (94,925 sq mi). Conakry is the capital and largest city.
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Land and Resources
Guinea has four major topographic regions. Lower Guinea, the
coastal plain, extends about 50 km (about 30 mi) inland from the shoreline,
which is about 275 km (about 170 mi) in length. Beyond the coastal plain is
middle Guinea, the Fouta Djallon (Futa Jallon), a mountainous plateau region
with an average elevation of about 910 m (about 3000 ft). Upper Guinea is
gently undulating savanna country broken by occasional rocky outcrops with
an average elevation of 300 m (1000 ft). In the extreme southeast are
forested highlands. Found here, in the Nimba Range, is the highest point in
the country (1752 m/5747 ft).
The principal rivers are the Bafing (the upper course of the
Sénégal) and the Gambia, both of which rise in the mountainsof the Fouta
Djallon and flow northeast over the country's borders. Many smaller rivers
rise in the Fouta Djallon and descend to the coastal plain where they divide
into many branches. The Niger and its important tributary, the Milo River,
originate in the forested Guinea highlands.
The dominant factor in the considerable climatic variation is
altitude. Rainfall is highest and range of temperature lowest in lower
Guinea. Conakry, the capital, has an annual rainfall of 4300 mm (about 170
in) and an annual average temperature of 27° C (about 81° F). In the Fouta
Djallon, annual rainfall averages 1800 mm (about 70 in) and the average
annual temperature is 20° C (about 68° F). In upper Guinea annual rainfall
is less than in the Fouta Djallon, and the annual average temperature is 21°
C (about 70° F). In the Guinea highlands annual rainfall averages 2800 mm
(about 110 in). The highest temperatures are also found in this region. The
climate in the highlands is equatorial with no clearly distinguishable
seasons. The rainy season in the remainder of the country occurs from April
or May to October or November. April is the hottest month and July or August
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