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Useful links The official government website (in French) : A news website aggregating information from over 300 sources, together with specially commissioned articles and commentaries. Exhaustive resource website covering the whole of Africa – climate, travel and medical advice, visas and money, public holidays, getting around, people and culture, shopping and forums.

The Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor websites may also provide useful information.

Gaining independence from France in 1958, The Republic of Guinea, on the west coast of Africa is bordered to the north by Senegal and Mali and on the east by Mali and the Ivory Coast, on the south by Liberia and Sierra Leone, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the northwest by Guinea-Bissau, although it actually owes its frontiers mainly to the accidents of the late 19th century partition of Africa rather than to any geographic unity.

Although there are various attractions to visit in Guinea, its tourism industry is relatively new, and its growth and effectiveness is curtailed by poor infrastructure throughout the country, as well as decades of regional military conflicts.

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