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Conakry, Guinea
Kɔnakiri
Conakry, Guinea
Map of Guinea showing the location of Conakry.
Map of Guinea showing the location of Conakry.
Coordinates: 9°31′N 13°42′W / 9.517, -13.7
Province
Population (2007)
 - Total 2,000,000 (est.)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)

Conakry or Konakry (Malinké: Kɔnakiri) is the capital and largest city of Guinea. The city is a port on the Atlantic Ocean. The population of Conakry is difficult to ascertain, although the U.S. Bureau of African Affairs has estimated it at 2 million.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 2367 KB) Joel SPan, Canon S30 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links GN-Conakry. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Maninka is a Niger-Congo; Mande language spoken by 3,300,000 (including all varieties) in Guinea and Mali where it is the official langauge and also in Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone where it has no official status. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... The State Department did not create a Bureau of African Affairs until 1958. ...

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History

According to a legend, the name of the city comes from the fusion of the name "Cona", a wine and cheese producer of the Baga people, and the word "nakiri", which means the other bank or side.[2] The Baga people live in the coastal area of Guinea. ...


Conakry was originally settled on Tombo Island and later spread to the neighboring Kaloum Peninsula. The city was essentially founded after Britain ceded the island to France in 1887. It became the capital of French Guinea in about 1904 and prospered as an export port, particularly after a (now closed) railway to Kankan opened. Tombo Island is an island located at the tip of Kaloum peninsula in Guinea at the Atlantic Ocean in front of Los Islands. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Not to be confused with French Guiana. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Kankan is a town on the River Milo in eastern Guinea. ...

A monument to commemorate the 1970 military victory over the Portuguese invasion
A monument to commemorate the 1970 military victory over the Portuguese invasion

In 1970, conflict between Portuguese forces and the PAIGC in neighboring Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau) spilled into the Republic of Guinea when a group of 350 Portuguese troops and Guinean dissidents landed near Conakry, attacked the city, and freed hundreds of Portuguese prisoners of war kept there by the PAIGC before being repulsed by local troops.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (455x749, 23 KB) Summary Photo: Soman Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Guinea ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (455x749, 23 KB) Summary Photo: Soman Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Guinea ... PAIGC emblem A PAIGC soldier with an AK-47 The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (Portuguese: Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde), or PAIGC is a political party in Guinea-Bissau. ... Portuguese Guinea was the name for what is today Guinea-Bissau from 1446 to September 10, 1974. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ...


Conakry today

Today, the city has grown along the peninsula to form five main districts. From the tip in the south west, these are Kaloum (the city centre), Dixinn (including the University of Conakry and many embassies), Ratoma (known for its nightlife), Matam and finally Matoto, home to Gbessia Airport. City Centre is a Local Government ward in the City of Manchester. ... The Polytechnical Institute of Conakry, also known as University of Conakry, was the first higher education school in independent Guinea. ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... Nightlife is the collective term for any entertainment that is available and more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Conakry International Airport (IATA: CKY, ICAO: GUCY), also known as Gbessia International Airport, is an airport located in Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. ...


Economy

Conakry is Guinea's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center. The city's economy revolves largely around the port, which has modern facilities for handling and storing cargo, through which alumina and bananas are shipped. Manufactures include food products and Housing Materials. An average Guinean in Conakry will get a monthly wage of about 225 000 GNF or about $45. Aluminium oxide (or aluminum oxide) (Al2O3) is a chemical compound of aluminium and oxygen. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Attractions

People's Palace
People's Palace

Attractions in the city include the Guinea National Museum, several markets, the Guinea Palais du Peuple, Conakry Grand Mosque which was built by Sekou Toure, the city's nightlife and the nearby Iles de Los. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 587 KB) Palais du Peuple, Conakry, Guinea. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 587 KB) Palais du Peuple, Conakry, Guinea. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ahmed Sékou Touré (January 9, 1922 - March 26, 1984) was the first President of Guinea (1958 - 1984). ... The Iles de Los are an island group lying off Conakry in Guinea. ...


The city is noted for its botanical garden. The Polytechnical Institute of Conakry is also located in Conakry. The Polytechnical Institute of Conakry, also known as University of Conakry, was the first higher education school in independent Guinea. ...


The street numbering scheme of Conakry labels all roads with a two-letter code for the urban district, followed by a three digit number: odd for north-south streets and even for east-west, e.g. KA002 for a northbound street in the Kaloum district.


Repulsions

There are currently no working stoplights in Conakry and a good part of the city has electricity only from 6PM to 6AM. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ...


External links

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References and notes

  1. ^ "Background Note: Guinea". Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, January 2007. Accessed February 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Histoire de Conakry - (French)
  3. ^ "Cloudy Days in Conakry", Time Magazine, December 7, 1970. 

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