Subdivisions of Guinea

Guinea's natural regions of Maritime, Middle, Upper, and Forested.

Guinea is divided into four natural regions with distinct human, geographic, and climatic characteristics:

Government divisions


Further information: Regions of Guinea

Guinea is divided into seven administrative regions. The national capital, Conakry, ranks as a special zone.

RegionCapitalArea (km2Population (2014 census)
Conakry Region Conakry 450 1,660,973
Nzérékoré Region Nzérékoré 37,658 1,527,030
Kankan Region Kankan 72,145 1,972,537
Kindia Region Kindia 28,873 1,561,374
Boké Region Boké 31,186 1,083,147
Labé Region Labé 22,869 994,458
Faranah Region Faranah 35,581 941,554
Mamou RegionMamou 17,074 731,188


Further information: Prefectures of Guinea

Guineas regions are subdivided into thirty-three prefectures.


Further information: Sub-prefectures of Guinea

The Communes of Guinea or sub prefectures, known in French as sous-prefectures, are the third-level administrative divisions in Guinea. As of 2009 there were 303 rural communes of Guinea and 38 urban communes, 5 of which compose the Conakry greater urban area.

See also


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