Guinea: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone
Geographic Coordinates11 00 N, 10 00 W 11.0,-10.0
Area total: 245,857 sq km
land: 245,717 sq km
water: 140 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 4,046 km
border countries: Cote d'Ivoire 816 km, Guinea-Bissau 421 km, Liberia 590 km, Mali 1,062 km, Senegal 363 km, Sierra Leone 794 km
Coastline320 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mont Nimba 1,752 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Kakoulima 1011 m; Mount Nimba 1752 m

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Terraingenerally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior
Natural Hazardshot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season
Natural Resourcebauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt
Land Usearable land: 11.59%
permanent crops: 2.81%
other: 85.6% (2011)
Climategenerally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds
Irrigated Land949.2 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources226 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; inadequate supplies of potable water; desertification; soil contamination and erosion; overfishing, overpopulation in forest region; poor mining practices have led to environmental damage
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Conakry; Nzerekore; Kindia; Kankan; Kissidougou
According to Geonames: Camayenne; Conakry; Nzérékoré; Kindia; Kankan

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Important Cities
Geography-notethe Niger and its important tributary the Milo have their sources in the Guinean highlands