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Republic of Guinea

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Capital city: Conakry

Area: 245857 square km

National day: 3 April (anniversary, start of 2nd republic, 1984)

Independence: 2 October 1958. Former French colony.

Population: 8 million as at the year 2000

Leader: Lansana Conte, born 1934. President as at the year 1984.

Language: French (official), Fulani, Malinke and Susu.

Currency: Guinea francs (FG)

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