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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings; education expenditure > % of GNI

2 % of GNI

[149th of 168]

Duration of compulsory education

6 years

[155th of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[86th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

7

[40th of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

1,073,458

[71st of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.126 per capita

[69th of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

310,482

[102nd of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

36.469 per 1,000 people

[143rd of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

8,272

[60th of 150]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

1.071 per 1,000 people

[60th of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

42.68%

[162nd of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

31.02%

[160th of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

11.77%

[64th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

66%

[129th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

71%

[123rd of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

61%

[124th of 160]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

2.1%

[49th of 127]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government

25.6%

[5th of 85]

Education spending (% of GDP)

1.8%

[128th of 132]

Education spending (% of total government expenditure)

25.6%

[5th of 96]

Education spending (% Primary)

52.1%

[19th of 110]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

70.6%

[71st of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

73.2%

[59th of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

67.3%

[65th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

55

[106th of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

64

[96th of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

45

[107th of 145]

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level

11.9%

[129th of 135]

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

10.29 %

[66th of 101]

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

244.08 %

[8th of 81]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

41.1%

[168th of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

26%

[169th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

71.081

[87th of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

0.84

[136th of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.53

[136th of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

0.24

[95th of 139]

Grade 1 intake rate

20.4

[111st of 114]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

81.42 %

[79th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

87.42 %

[80th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

84.52 %

[85th of 157]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female

18.1%

[155th of 157]

Literacy > Male

42.6%

[154th of 156]

Literacy > Total population

29.5%

[158th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

18.11 %

[109th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

42.56 %

[111st of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

29.48 %

[110th of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

33.73 %

[103rd of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

58.7 %

[103rd of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

46.55 %

[103rd of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

46.6%

[4th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

58.7%

[4th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

33.7%

[4th of 138]

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

36.29 %

[52nd of 95]

Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

35.66 %

[51st of 93]

Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

36.88 %

[52nd of 93]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

73.38 %

[31st of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

78.13 %

[27th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

75.96 %

[35th of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

44.71 %

[77th of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

63.78 %

[67th of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

54.54 %

[77th of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

6 years

[76th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

1,206,743

[41st of 176]

Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.128 per capita

[57th of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

44.08 % female

[98th of 175]

Primary education, teachers

26,897

[43rd of 159]

Primary education, teachers (per capita)

2.861 per 1,000 people

[77th of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

24.31 % female

[89th of 153]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

19.1

[40th of 148]

Private school enrolment > Secondary level

8.1

[78th of 131]

Progression to secondary school > %

64.01 %

[62nd of 123]

Progression to secondary school, female > %

58.03 %

[62nd of 118]

Progression to secondary school, male > %

67.86 %

[56th of 118]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

2.02 %

[48th of 136]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

25.62 %

[5th of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

9.5

[94th of 126]

Public spending per student > Secondary level

27.9

[31st of 123]

Public spending per student > Tertiary level

421.9

[11th of 123]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

44.87

[22nd of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

84.4

[59th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

44.4

[22nd of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

29.9

[10th of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

24.39

[59th of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

83.95

[93rd of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

53.31

[92nd of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

73.89 %

[72nd of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

57.45 %

[104th of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

8.68 %

[35th of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

8.96 %

[29th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

8.45 %

[37th of 125]

Repitition rate > Primary level

20.2

[17th of 143]

Repitition rate > Secondary level

21.1

[4th of 82]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

6.76 % gross

[74th of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

6.83 % gross

[74th of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

6.69 % gross

[74th of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

81.35 % gross

[98th of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

65.53 % net

[76th of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

74.05 % gross

[96th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

60.66 % net

[72nd of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

88.21 % gross

[97th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

70.1 % net

[71st of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

20.58 %

[34th of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

30.48 % gross

[80th of 164]

School enrollment, secondary > % net

24.18 % net

[61st of 121]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

21 % gross

[86th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

17 % net

[64th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

39.39 % gross

[76th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

30.94 % net

[54th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

9.78 %

[62nd of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

2.99 % gross

[51st of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

1.15 % gross

[57th of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

4.72 % gross

[46th of 137]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

8 years

[86th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

7 years

[88th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

10 years

[80th of 93]

Scientific and technical journal articles

2

[159th of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

415,711

[42nd of 183]

Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.044 per 1,000 people

[84th of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

423,479

[43rd of 166]

Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.045 per capita

[74th of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

33.39 % female

[88th of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

11,888

[40th of 141]

Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

1.264 per 1,000 people

[63rd of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

4.69 % female

[68th of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

7,768

[53rd of 163]

Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

0.826 per 1,000 people

[64th of 183]

Tertiary enrollment

1.2%

[141st of 151]

Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

68.08 %

[42nd of 61]

Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

68.07 %

[43rd of 56]

Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

68.08 %

[38th of 56]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.57

[5th of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

NA


SOURCES World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source; UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia; List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee


Health

 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

47

[174th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

54

[170th of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

44

[177th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

71

[135th of 153]

% immunized pregnant women tetanus

43

[37th of 54]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural

41

[104th of 140]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total

58

[105th of 144]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban

94

[74th of 141]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural

36

[133rd of 146]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total

48

[132nd of 150]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban

72

[130th of 147]

% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total

20

[116th of 133]

% under-fives with ARI --

16

[21st of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

39

[55th of 80]

Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health

Yes

Access to sanitation

23%

[124th of 129]

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

185.83 births

[8th of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

33 %

[14th of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

40.75 per 1,000 people

[19th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

55.5 %

[38th of 76]

Births with health staff

35%

[101st of 116]

Children Underweight Rate

5%

[41st of 95]

Contraception

6%

[87th of 89]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

7 %

[17th of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

88

[28th of 166]

Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

43.6 %

[6th of 47]

Drinking water availability %

48%

[131st of 147]

Drug access

80%

[71st of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

21.8 $

[156th of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

4.6 %

[13th of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

0.7 %

[184th of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

5.3 %

[111st of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

9.5 %

[56th of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

9.5%

[44th of 179]

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

67.95 %

[1st of 112]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

5.6 births per woman

[19th of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

45.6

[156th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

43.9

[155th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

44.8

[153rd of 186]

HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

3.2%

[30th of 136]

HIV AIDS > Deaths

9,000

[37th of 102]

HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

1,037.986 per million people

[34th of 102]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS

140,000

[32nd of 126]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

16.146 per 1,000 people

[28th of 126]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

29,000

[40th of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

0.55 per 1,000 people

[143rd of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

69 %

[168th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

59 %

[174th of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

18 %

[160th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

11 %

[157th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

31 %

[170th of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

50 %

[163rd of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

35 %

[162nd of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

78 %

[161st of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

235.85 per 100,000 people

[40th of 200]

Infant mortality rate

91.82

[19th of 179]

Infant mortality rate > Female

63.69 deaths/1,000 live births

[29th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Male

71.02 deaths/1,000 live births

[31st of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Total

67.41 deaths/1,000 live births

[31st of 225]

Intestinal diseases death rate

35.81%

[16th of 141]

Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$

300,000 $

[2nd of 19]

Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.126 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[38th of 44]

Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

51.497 $ per 1,000 people

[42nd of 45]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

Life expectancy at birth > Female

58.08 years

[185th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Male

55.12 years

[185th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Total population

56.58 years

[185th of 225]

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

54.29 years

[151st of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

53.83 years

[145th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

54.05 years

[148th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

53

[159th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

51

[154th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

52

[157th of 186]

Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk

very high

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases

malaria and yellow fever

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease

schistosomiasis

Malaria cases > per 100,000

75,386

[1st of 94]

Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population

4 %

[6th of 27]

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

26.1 %

[10th of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

32.7 %

[11th of 63]

Maternal mortality

530 per 100,000

[20th of 136]

Measles immunization

52

[156th of 168]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

73

[7th of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

11

[102nd of 125]

Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt

12

[104th of 112]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

26

[55th of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

23

[46th of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

5

[41st of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

9

[41st of 128]

Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months

93

[18th of 57]

Oral rehydration rate %

21

[40th of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

99.5%

[56th of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

99.5 %

[39th of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

16

[174th of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

105

[141st of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.11 per 1,000 people

[47th of 148]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992

39 %

[19th of 106]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003

24 %

[37th of 108]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

82.2 %

[8th of 62]

Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health

0%

[134th of 159]

Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

1.52 %

[47th of 148]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

24 %

[37th of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

84.5%

[2nd of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

156 per 1,000 people

[20th of 187]

Probability of not reaching 40

38.3%

[22nd of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Female

40.6%

[140th of 159]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

37.7%

[139th of 159]

Respiratory disease child death rate

182.11 (est)

Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults

47.3 %

[1st of 43]

Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults

58.9 %

[5th of 42]

Spending > Per person

19

[107th of 133]

Spending > Private

1.5

[103rd of 141]

Spending > Public

2.3%

Tobacco > Adult female smokers

43.8

[2nd of 114]

Tobacco > Adult male smokers

59.5

[16th of 115]

Tobacco > Total adult smokers

51.7

[2nd of 121]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

5.8%

[101st of 185]

Total fertility rate

5.8

[18th of 166]

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000

134

[44th of 165]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

55.58 %

[105th of 178]

Tuberculosis immunisation

72%

[116th of 134]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

71.72 %

[116th of 171]

Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49

24.2 %

[3rd of 13]

Water availability

27,716 cubic meters

[35th of 169]

Women circumcised

1.6

[14th of 27]

Women circumcised (per capita)

0.000169258 per 1,000 people

[19th of 27]

Women circumcised share

1.6%

[14th of 27]


SOURCES UNICEF; Wikipedia; Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva; WHO, 2000; Wikipedia; List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary; The State of the World's Children 2002. New York; Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia; List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee


Sports
 

African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place

1

[10th of 13]

African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place

2

[6th of 9]

FIFA World Ranking > Men

594

[55th of 198]

FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita)

62.837 per 1 million people

[98th of 197]

FIFA World Ranking > Women

1,084

[101st of 117]

FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita)

0.115 per 1,000 population

[65th of 116]

Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games > 1930-2006 > Pos

11

[1st of 9]

Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games > 1930-2006 > Total

1

[8th of 9]


SOURCES Wikipedia; African Footballer of the Year ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia; Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee


Food
 

exports > % of merchandise exports

2 %

[132nd of 156]

imports > % of merchandise imports

23.08 %

[15th of 155]

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee


Language
 

French status
Official language. Bible 1530-1986.

Languages
French (official); note - each ethnic group has its own language

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

41

[165th of 174]


SOURCES Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee


2) Religion


 

Catholic > Diocesan priests

73

[90th of 143]

Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita)

0.00772242 per 1,000 people

[103rd of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

3

[98th of 150]

Catholic > Dioceses (per capita)

0.00031736 per 1,000 people

[115th of 148]

Catholic > Parishes

54

[99th of 149]

Catholic > Parishes (per capita)

0.00571247 per 1,000 people

[112nd of 147]

Catholic > Religious Priests

23

[116th of 148]

Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita)

0.00243309 per 1,000 people

[122nd of 147]

Catholic > Total Priests

96

[102nd of 149]

Catholic > Total Priests (per capita)

0.0101555 per 1,000 people

[111st of 148]

Catholics

177,000

[101st of 140]

Catholics as percentage

2.66

[104th of 150]

Islam > Number of Muslim

8,075,000

[28th of 67]

Islam > Percentage

85.134%

[33rd of 164]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

85%

[34th of 168]

Islam > Population

8,047,686

[28th of 165]

Islam > Shia

242,250

[39th of 67]

Islam > Shia to Muslim

3 %

[47th of 67]

Islam > Sunni

7,832,750

[28th of 67]

Islam > Sunni to Muslim

97 %

[23rd of 67]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

85 %

[14th of 45]

Jehovahs Witnesses

883

[127th of 178]

Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita)

0.0887549 per 1,000 people

[157th of 177]

Muslim

85 %

[34th of 66]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

568,072

[69th of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

6 %

[83rd of 163]

Religions
Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%

Religions > All
Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%

Religions > Muslim

85 %

[23rd of 100]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

2.66 %

[117th of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

251,845

[105th of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

828

[152nd of 232]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita)

875.912 per 10 million people

[174th of 222]


SOURCES Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia; Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia; Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia; Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia; Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee


3) Media

 

Average cost of local call

0.09

[61st of 151]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

77.84 %

[3rd of 153]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

27.2 %

[71st of 155]

DVD region

5

[40th of 171]

E-Government rating

37.3

[123rd of 182]

Fax machines

0.18 per 1,000 people

[92nd of 103]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

19.68 per 1,000 people

[168th of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

3XA - 3XZ

Households with television > %

9.47 %

[123rd of 160]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

57,863,560 min.

[98th of 164]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita)

6.57 min. per capita

[117th of 185]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

12,000,000 $

[77th of 101]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

3.299 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[77th of 130]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

1.333 $ per capita

[93rd of 132]

Mobile phone subscribers

189,000

[143rd of 198]

Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

20.102 per 1 million people

[161st of 201]

Number of PCs

44

[128th of 169]

Number of PCs (per $ GDP)

0.023 per $10 million of GDP

[134th of 144]

Number of PCs (per capita)

0.047 per 10,000 people

[153rd of 169]

Personal computers

44,000

[119th of 164]

Personal computers (per capita)

4.782 per 1 million people

[142nd of 171]

Phone subscribers

10.12

[168th of 178]

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

7.7 $/month

[125th of 185]

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month

9.38 $/month

[85th of 151]

Radio broadcast stations

AM 0, FM 5, shortwave 3

Radio receivers

357,000

[142nd of 188]

Radio receivers (per capita)

0.046 per capita

[176th of 182]

Radios

357,000

[141st of 221]

Radios (per capita)

37.7658 per 1,000 people

[205th of 212]

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

2.88 %

[130th of 165]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

1603000000

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

0.94 % GDP

[148th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

55658000000

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes

4.61 $

[30th of 142]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP)

1,515.494 $ per $1 trillion of GD

[39th of 174]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita)

535.003 $ per 1 million people

[58th of 178]

Telephone employees, total

780

[119th of 194]

Telephone employees, total (per capita)

0.089 per 1,000 people

[150th of 202]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

1.57 per 100 mainlines

[81st of 134]

Telephone mainlines

26,200

[157th of 202]

Telephone mainlines (per capita)

2.847 per 1,000 people

[171st of 203]

Telephone subscribers

181,100

[146th of 199]

Telephone subscribers (per capita)

0.02 per 1,000 people

[171st of 201]

Telephone subscribers per employee

149.69

[97th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
Conakry reasonably well served; coverage elsewhere remains inadequate and large companies tend to rely on their own systems for nationwide links; combined fixed and mobile-cellular teledensity is about 2 per 100 persons

Telephone system > General assessment
i
nadequate system of open-wire lines, small radiotelephone communication stations, and new microwave radio relay system

Telephone system > International
country code - 224; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Telephone system > Regulation

1995

Telephone systems > Privatisation

1996

Telephones > Main lines in use

26,300

[153rd of 174]

Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita)

2.921 per 1,000 people

[169th of 173]

Telephones > Mobile cellular

189,000

[149th of 186]

Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita)

20.994 per 1,000 people

[175th of 185]

Television broadcast stations

6

[13th of 89]

Television broadcast stations (per capita)

0.718 per million people

[19th of 67]

Television receivers

85,000

[135th of 185]

Television receivers (per capita)

11.008 per 1,000 people

[153rd of 179]

Television standard > VHF
PAL K

Televisions

85,000

[138th of 215]

Televisions (per capita)

8.99185 per 1,000 people

[189th of 209]

Website defacements

1

[121st of 129]

Website defacements (per capita)

0.105787 per 1 million people

[118th of 124]

 

SOURCES ; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee

Internet
 

Country code

.gn

Hosts

16

[211st of 228]

Hosts (per capita)

1.632 per million people

[213rd of 222]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

2 Mbps

[149th of 167]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

0.623 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[160th of 184]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

0.227 Mbps per 1 billion peop

[168th of 188]

Internet Service Providers

4

[125th of 229]

Internet Service Providers (per capita)

0.000423146 per 1,000 people

[161st of 215]

ISP

4

[24th of 162]

ISP (per capita)

478.551 per billion people

[25th of 127]

Livejournal users

7

[229th of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

24.72 $/month

[77th of 180]

TLD

.gn

Users

50,000

[131st of 190]

Users (per capita)

5.435 per 1,000 people

[149th of 184]


SOURCES IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Republique de Guinee, Guinee


4) Tourism

1. Island Hopping

Several picturesque islands are just a short boat ride away from the Guinean mainland. The Îles de Los, ten kilometers southwest of Conakry, are the most accessible. Île de Roume and Île de Kassa also have several good beaches; the latter is accessible by public ferry service.

2. Mini Safaris
Rent a vehicle and take your own mini safari. Though Guinea has no national parks, abundant wildlife roams its northeastern savannas between the Tinkisso River and the Mali border.

3. Fouta Djalon Highlands
Still largely undeveloped, the area is populated mainly by herders and farmers. Its hills offer amazing views, scenic valleys, and impressive waterfalls.

4. East Guinea
Learn about Guinean culture and history by taking a drive through Guinea’s eastern region. The roads pass through many historic towns, some of which still hold remnants of medieval fortresses. The road along the Nimba Range is particularly scenic.

5. Local Cuisine
Jollof rice, stuffed chicken with groundnuts, and fish with rice are the national specialties, so make sure to eat plenty while you’re in Guinea. Fresh fruit juice is also plentiful.

6. Nightlife
Conarky contains many theaters, bars, and nightclubs. Some of the most interesting entertainment is found on Conarky’s street corners and open-air plazas. Spontaneous street gatherings are a common venue for dancing, singing, and the playing of traditional instruments.

7. Valleé de la Mariée
This lush valley is located about 150 kilometers outside of Conarky and is a beautiful swimming spot. The river Sabende plunges down its steep hills, creating a deep pond.

8. Shop!
Local markets in most cities sell an array of Guinean clothes, traditional woodwork, rugs, jewelry, and local handicrafts. Serious shoppers should visit the enormous market in Gueckedou, whose vendors hawk everything under the sun.

9. Soccer
Here, as in much of the world, soccer is the sport of choice. See the national team play at the 28 September Stadium (known in French as the Stade du 28 Septembre, named after the day on which Guineans voted for independence in 1958), in Landreah. The team may not be quite ready for the World Cup finals, but the enthusiasm of its fans is an attraction on its own.

10. Go Underground

The Kakimbon Caves, located in the Conakry suburb of Ratoma, are a site of great religious and cultural significance. Hire a local guide to explain the local legends and religious rituals.

When to Go
As happens in a tropical country, the weather is hot and humid year-round. There are two seasons
the wet season (June to November), when monsoons are common, and the dry season (December to May), when rainfall diminishes. Travel outside Conakry during the rainy season can be difficult.

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