16 Captivating Facts about Conakry
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 interesting facts about Conakry!
- Conakry is the capital city of Guinea.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Kaw-na-kree.
- The total land area of Conakry is 170 square miles (450 square kilometres)…
- …that’s roughly 6 times the size of Leicester.
- Conakry’s population was 1,936,000 in 2015…
- …that’s also roughly 6 times the population of Leicester…
- …and gives it a population density of around 11,388 residents per square mile.
- Conakry is located 43 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Conakry are known as Guineans.
- Guineans living in Conakry enjoy a tropical savannah climate with distinct wet and dry seasons, little temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 26.4°C.
- In fact, Conakry is one of the wettest capital cities in the world!
- Looking to fly yourself to Conakry? You’ll need the coordinates of 9.5092° N, 13.7122° W.
- Make sure you visit Marché Madina if you’re in Conakry; it’s one of the largest markets in West Africa where you can purchase all manner of vibrant and colourful housewares and materials, alongside delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.
- The official language of Conakry is French.
- Guinean Franc is the official currency here.
- Guinea welcomed 56,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Conakry for its colourful, friendly, musical and spontaneous vibe.
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