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Conakry is the capital of Guinea
Conakry is the national capital of Guinea, and the main Atlantic port, connected to the mainland by a bridge, which is the administrative, media and economic center of it, and its economy mainly revolves around the port that includes modern facilities for storing goods, through which the main exports of Guinea are shipped, and in general the city It is famous for its vegetable gardens.
Site and population of Guinea
Conakry is located on Tombo Island and the Kalum Peninsula. Astronomically, it is located at latitude 9.54 and longitude 13.68, and rises 13 m above sea level, with a population of about 1767200 people, which makes it the second largest city in the region.
Conakry became famous for the industry in the 1950s, due to the development of iron mining on the Calum Peninsula, the exploitation of bauxite in the nearby Los Islands, and its local institutions became famous for canning fruits, packing fish, printing, assembling cars, and manufacturing aluminum and plastic utensils, as well as its textile-related industrial stations in the north East in Sanouya, Wassawassa is known for tobacco and matches, Sofoniya for furniture, Kobala for bricks, Simbala for metallic explosives, and Alpha Yaya camp for shoes and mill a B C.
Places and landmarks in Guinea
The city of Conakry contains the Polytechnic Institute which includes a college for teachers, the Conakry Museum, a national library and archives, in addition to a group of prominent buildings, such as the National Assembly Building, the sports stadium, the anti-colonial monument, and the Romen Catholic Cathedral. And an important mall.
The city of Conakry is considered one of the important cultural places due to the establishment of exhibitions and festivals in it. Among the most important cultural events that are celebrated in the city are the following:
- Kenny Africa or Des Arts de Conte Festival: It is a vibrant show, which runs for 7 days in a row, takes place in the last week of April.
- The Marco Art Festival: It takes place in March and April, and is based on the traditions of an ancient legend in which a hunter searches for a monkey.