Beyla, Guinea

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Sub-prefecture and town
Beyla is located in Guinea
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 8°41′N 8°38′W / 8.683°N 8.633°W / 8.683; -8.633
Country  Guinea
Region Nzerekore Region
Prefecture Beyla Prefecture
Elevation 2,477 ft (755 m)
Population (2008 est.)
 • Total 13,204

Beyla is a town and urban sub-prefecture located in southeastern Guinea. It is the capital of Beyla Prefecture and the main town of the Konyan region.

Population 13,204 (2008 est) [1]


Beyla is the main town serving the Simandou iron ore project. The mine is operated by a British-Australian mining corporation called the Rio Tinto Group. Its presence in Beyla has lasted approximately 17 years. The Rio Tinto Group has also invested about $700,000,000 USD towards the Guinea government for the purpose of exploring and likely prospecting of the mountain.[citation needed]


  1. ^ World Gazetteer, Retrieved on June 16, 2008

Coordinates: 08°41′00″N 08°38′00″W / 8.68333°N 8.63333°W / 8.68333; -8.63333