|Currency||Guinean franc (GNF)|
|Area|| total: 245,857 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 245,857 km2
|Population||9,690,222 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||French (official), each ethnic group has its own language|
|Religion||Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%|
Guinea, , is a former French colony that borders Guinea-Bissau and Senegal to the north, Mali on the north and north-east, Côte d'Ivoire to the east and Liberia and Sierra Leone to the south. Unrest in Sierra Leone has spilled across the border, creating humanitarian emergencies and threatening the stability of this country.