Guinea in Africa map

Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), 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. Guinea is divided into seven administrative regions and subdivided into thirty-three 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 twenty-four ethnic groups. The largest and most prominent groups are the Fula (French: Peul; Fula: Fulɓe), Mandinka, and Susu.