The Republic of Guinea
from Rags to Riches

Introduction - Demography - Climate - Historical life - Towns - Daily life
Markets - Religions - Arts - Women in Guinea - Oral tradition


Climatically all of Guinea shares two alternating seasons: a dry season (November to March) and a wet season (April to October). Rainfall varies from region to region with as much as 170 inches per year at Conakry on the coast to less than sixty inches a year in Upper Guinea. The rainfall in Middle Guinea ranges from 63 to 91 inches per year while some areas in the Forest Region have more than 100 inches of rain per year. Temperature ranges also vary according to the different regions. On the coast and in the Forest Region the temperature ranges around an average of 81 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Fouta highland of Middle Guinea may experience January daytime temperatures of 86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit while nighttime temperatures may dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Mid-day highs of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit are not uncommon in Upper Guinea during the dry season.

Top 10 wettest cities in the world:
Mean Annual Rainfall, inches
1Buenaventura, Columbia 265.47
2Monrovia, Liberia 202.01
3Pago Pago, American Samoa 196.46
4Moulmein, Burma 191.02
5Lae, Papua New Guinea 182.87
6Baguio, Philippines 180.04
7Sylhet, Bangladesh 175.47
8Conakry, Guinea170.91
9Padang, Indonesia 166.34
10Bogor, Indonesia 166.33

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© World INvestment NEws, 2000.
This is the electronic edition of the special country report on Guinea published in Far Eastern Economic Review (Dow Jones Group)
September 28th 2000 Issue.

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