|• Total||2,000,000 (est.)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (CEST)|
History[change | change source]
Conakry was first settled on Tombo Island. It later spread to the Kaloum Peninsula. The city was founded after Britain gave the island to France in 1887. It became the capital of French Guinea in about 1904.
Economy[change | change source]
Conakry is Guinea's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center. The main part of the city's economy deals with the port. The port has up to date facilities for handling and storing cargo. It is used for transporting alumina and bananas. Items created in Conakry include food products and materials used for building houses.
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References and notes[change | change source]
- "Background Note: Guinea". Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, January 2007. Accessed February 24, 2007.