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Guinea

GUINEA IS A republic in west Africa, formerly known as French Guinea, whose capital and largest city is Conakry. Its total land area is 245,857 sq. km (94,926 sq. mi.), slightly smaller than the size of Michigan. It has 200 mi. (320 km.) of coastline. The total land border is 2,112 mi. (3,399 km.). The population of Guinea is 8.8 million (2005 est.). The name Guinea is also used for the region of most of Africa's west coast south of the Sahara desert and north of the Gulf of Guinea. The climate of Guinea is monsoon and subequatorial. Maximum daily temperature (91 degrees F, or 33 degrees C) occurs July-August. Minimum daily temperature (79 degrees F, or 26 degrees C) occurs March-April. The historical maximum/minimum ...

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