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    Guinea Geography - 1991

      Total area: 245,860 km2
      land area: 245,860 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Oregon

      Land boundaries: 3,399 km total
      Guinea-Bissau 386 km, Ivory Coast 610 km, Liberia 563 km, Mali 858 km, Senegal 330 km, Sierra Leone 652 km

      Coastline: 320 km

      Maritime claims: Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds

      Terrain: generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior

      Natural resources: bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish

      Land use: arable land 6%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 12%; forest and woodland 42%; other 40%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season; deforestation

      NOTE: The information regarding Guinea on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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