Faranah is a town and sub-prefecture in central Guinea, lying by the River Niger. Population 87,083 (2008 est). The town is mainly inhabited by the Mandinka people.
Sékou Touré was born in what was then a village, and after becoming president developed it with a mosque, palace and conference centre. It lies immediately south west of the Haut Niger National Park. The town is served by Faranah Airport.
Faranah is near major iron ore deposits.
Coordinates: 10°02′N 10°44′W / 10.033°N 10.733°W