Conakry

Conakry or Konakry is the capital and largest city of Guinea. Guinea’s capital city is a port on the Atlantic Ocean. Originally situated on Tombo Island, one of the les de Los, it has since spread up the neighboring Kaloum Peninsula.

Today, the city has grown along the peninsula to form five main districts. From the tip in the south west, these are Kaloum (the city centre), Dixinn (including the University of Conakry and many embassies), Ratoma (known for its nightlife), Matam and finally Matoto, home to Gbessia Airport. The city itself makes up one of the eight Regions of Guinea, the Conakry Region, includes 5 of the nation’s 38 urban communes, and at the prefect level is designated the Conakry Special Zone.

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Attractions in the city include the Guinea National Museum, several markets, the Guinea Palais du Peuple, Conakry Grand Mosque which was built by Sekou Toure, the city’s nightlife and the nearby Iles de Los.

The city is noted for its botanical garden.

The street numbering scheme of Conakry labels all roads with a two-letter code for the urban district, followed by a three digit number: odd for north-south streets and even for east-west, e.g. KA002 for a northbound street in the Kaloum district.

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