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Environmental challenges in Guinea are typical of the environmental issues that plague many African countries. Desertification is a major concern, especially with the advent of climate change which has had a discernible impact on the country and people’s lives. Soil erosion is an ongoing issue that affects the cleanliness of the water supply as well as the agricultural sector.1 Another factor that has significantly affected the environment is the influx of refugees who use significant amounts of resources. Natural resources are under a lot of strain, especially in the south of the country.2 The country is highly susceptible to natural disasters such as flooding, due to their extreme rainy season and continued effects of desertification.3

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1 http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/sustain/h90/Guinea.htm
2 http://www.grid.unep.ch/guinea/reports/reportfinal3b.pdf
3 https://www.wfp.org/countries/guinea/overview
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone
Area

Total 245,857 sq km
Land 245,717 sq km
Water 140 sq km

Climate

generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds
Natural Resources

bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; inadequate supplies of potable water; desertification; soil contamination and erosion; overfishing, overpopulation in forest region; poor mining practices have led to environmental damage

Demographics

Nationality
Guinean
Population
11,176,026 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Guinea is a poor country that possesses major mineral, hydropower, and agricultural resources. The country has almost half of the world's bauxite reserves and significant iron ore, gold, and diamond reserves. However, Guinea has been unable to profit from this potential, as rampant corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, and political uncertainty have drained investor confidence. In the time since a 2008 coup following the death of long-term President Lansana CONTE, international donors, including the G-8, the IMF, and the World Bank, have significantly curtailed their development programs. Throughout 2009, policies of the ruling military junta severely weakened the economy. The junta leaders ...See More spent and printed money at an accelerating rate, driving inflation and debt to perilously high levels. In early 2010, the junta collapsed and was replaced by a transition government, which ceded power in December 2010 to the country's first-ever democratically elected president, Alpha CONDE. International assistance and investment are expected to return to Guinea, but the levels will depend upon the ability of the new government to combat corruption, reform its banking system, improve its business environment, and build infrastructure. IMF and World Bank programs will be especially critical as Guinea attempts to gain debt relief. International investors have expressed keen interest in Guinea''s vast iron ore reserves, which could further propel the country''s growth. The government put forward a new mining code in September 2011 that includes provisions to combat corruption, protect the environment, and review all existing mining contracts. Longer range plans to deploy broadband Internet throughout the country could spur economic growth as well. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$12.37 billion (2012 est.); $11.9 billion (2011 est.); $11.45 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

-20.9% of GDP (2012 est.); -6.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 3.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, coffee, pineapples, palm kernels, cassava (manioc), bananas, sweet potatoes; cattle, sheep, goats; timber
Industries

bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron; alumina refining; light manufacturing, and agricultural processing