Subdivisions of Guinea

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Regions of Guinea
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Guinea is divided into four natural regions with distinct human, geographic, and climatic characteristics:

  • Maritime Guinea (La Guinée Maritime) covers 18% of the country
  • Middle Guinea (La Moyenne-Guinée) covers 20% of the country
  • Upper Guinea (La Haute-Guinée) covers 38% of the country
  • Forested Guinea (Guinée Forestière) covers 23% of the country, and is both forested and mountainous

Guinea is divided into seven administrative regions and subdivided into thirty-three prefectures. The national capital, Conakry, ranks as a special zone.

Region Capital Population
Conakry Region Conakry 2,325,190
Nzérékoré Region Nzérékoré 1,528,908
Kankan Region Kankan 1,427,568
Kindia Region Kindia 1,326,727
Boké Region Boké 965,767
Labé Region Labé 903,386
Faranah Region Faranah 839,083
Mamou Region Mamou 719,011
  • The capital Conakry with a population of 2,782,630 ranks as a special zone


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