Country Description

General information

Official name: Republic of  Guinea

Government: Republic

Area: 245,857 sq. km

Capital: Conakry

Official languages: French

Other languages: Fula, Malinké. Susu, Kissi, Guerzé, Toma

Population: 11,176,026 million (World Bank est. 2013)

Religions: Muslims (85%), Christians (8%), Indigenous beliefs (7%)

Political Data

Independence day: 2 October 1958 from France

Structure of Government:

Executive: The President of the Republic is the Head of the State. The President of the Republic is directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister and members of the Government are appointed by the President.  

Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly. Members are elected by simple majority vote for a 5-year term.

Judicial: The Supreme Court, the Court of Auditors, the High Court of Justice and the Constitutional Court are the highest.

Foreign policy: Guinea is a member of  UN, AU, IMF, WHO, OIF, WTO, WIPO,  UNESCO, UNHCR, ILO, etc.

Economic Data

GDP: 6,5 billion USD (IMF est. 2013)

Main economic resources: bauxite, gold, diamond, iron, rice, coffee, palm oil, etc.

Major Trading Partners: Spain, Ireland, India, China, The Netherlands, France, etc.

Legal System

Civil law system based on the French model and on customary law.

Useful Links

National: Constitution and Guinean Government portal.

Regional: Visit the website of: AU, ECOWAS, etc

International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection

National Partners of African Law Library

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