Capital: Conakry

Population: 12,711,740 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Guinean Franc (GNF)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: other tribal, ethnic languages

Main Religions: Islam, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Malinke, Fulani, Soussou, Guerze, Kissi, Toma, and others

Largest Cities: Camayenne, Conakry, Nzérékoré, Kindia

Main Sport: Athletics, Football, Basketball

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Independence Day (October 2)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)