17 Captivating Facts About Conakry

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 17 facts about Conakry!

Geographical stats…

  1. Conakry is the capital city of Guinea.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Kaw-na-kree.
  3. The total land area of Conakry is 170 square miles (450 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s roughly 6 times the size of Leicester.
  5. Conakry’s population was 1,936,000 in 2015…
  6. …that’s also roughly 6 times the population of Leicester…
  7. …and gives it a population density of around 11,388 residents per square mile.
  8. Conakry is located 43 ft above sea level.
  9. Residents of Conakry are known as Guineans.
  10. Guineans living in Conakry enjoy a tropical savannah climate with distinct wet and dry seasons, little temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 26.4°C.
  11. In fact, Conakry is one of the wettest capital cities in the world!
  12. Looking to fly yourself to Conakry? You’ll need the coordinates of 9.5092° N, 13.7122° W.
  13. Make sure you visit Marché Madina if you’re in Conakry; it’s one of the largest markets in West Africa where you can purchase all manner of vibrant and colourful housewares and materials, alongside delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Conakry is French.
  2. Guinean Franc is the official currency here.
  3. Guinea welcomed 56,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Conakry for its colourful, friendly, musical and spontaneous vibe.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Conakry? You can make cheap calls to Conakry with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00224.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Conakry, head over to the Guinéenews website.

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