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Guinea Flag The Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), which is also sometimes known as Guinea-Conakry inorder to distinguish it from its neighbor, Guinea-Bissau. As well as Guinea-Bissau, Guinea also shares land borders with Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, as well as having a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Guinea was estimated as being 10,057,975. The country's capital and largest city is Conakry, which has an estimated population of 1,931,184 as of 2008.

Guinea Country Details


Country Name Guinea
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Guinea Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Conakry


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Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Jean-Bernard Carillet

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Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive among luminous coral reefs; watch a traditional singsing festival group; or sleep in a stilt house on the mighty Sepik river, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - the Kokoda Trail, history, environment, culture, politics
  • Over 45 maps
  • Covers Port Moresby, Central Province, Oro Province, Milne Bay Province, Morobe Province, Madang Province, the Highlands, the Sepik, Island Provinces, the Solomon Islands and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands , our most comprehensive guide to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Equatorial Guinea (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Oscar Scafidi

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Equatorial Guinea (Bradt Travel Guide)
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This is the only English language guide to Equatorial Guinea, one of the last truly unexplored corners of sub Saharan Africa. Ranked by the United Nations among the ten least visited countries in the world, this tiny nation is slowly opening up thanks to the discovery of vast oil reserves in the nineties and the resultant influx of foreign workers and capital. In 2004 Equatorial Guinea gained worldwide notoriety following British former SAS Officer Simon Mann's failed coup d'état. However, there is much more to this tiny nation than international political intrigue and mercenaries. From the oil rich capital of Malabo on the volcanic island of Bioko, set out to explore the jungle interior via the Spanish colonial outpost of Bata. Here you will find pristine national parks teeming with wildlife, incredible white sand beaches and a wealth of small, traditional communities. The authorities will not make it easy, but a few shakedowns and the mountains of red tape are a small price to pay for such a unique experience in the heart of tropical Africa's only Spanish speaking nation. With first-hand descriptions of all seven provinces (including the islands and the mainland), plus practical details, this is all the information you need to successfully tackle this challenging but rewarding travel experience.
Papua New Guinea History and Culture: Travel and Tourism
By Stanley Owen

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (166 pages)

Papua New Guinea History and Culture: Travel and Tourism
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Papua New Guinea History and Culture. Travel and Tourism. People, Tradition and Lifestyle. A Book on Papa New Guinea. Despite the penetration of the contemporary economy and media and the effects thereof on traditional cultural life, Papua New Guinea retains a rich variety of village cultures. These are expressed in the ways the country’s landscapes have been shaped over generations and in its people’s wood carving, storytelling, song, dance, and body decoration. Carvings from the Sepik, Gulf, Massim, and Huon Peninsula regions are world famous. The best-known wood carvings come from the Sepik region, notably masks and crocodile figures that have religious connotations. Many sacred carvings from the giant men’s houses known as tambaran on the Sepik River have been sold and not replaced amid the decline of tourist traffic in the 21st century. In most areas only the older generations possess the skills for making traditional clay cooking pots, which are being replaced by metal pots and pans. Across the country, wooden hourglass-shaped drums known as kundu remain essential for song and dance, especially during major national celebrations such as the anniversary of independence. Self-decoration, particularly for dance and rituals, remains important everywhere
Diving & Snorkeling Papua New Guinea (Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling Guides)
By Bob Halstead

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Diving & Snorkeling Papua New Guinea (Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling Guides)
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Smoking volcanoes, lush lowlands and over 600 islands rimmed with coral reefs support a marine biodiversity in Papua New Guinea (PNG) that is unequaled anywhere else in the world. The warm Solomon and Coral seas offer shallow snorkeling on fringing or patch reefs, and deeper dives along the sheer walls of submerged volcanoes. History buffs will marvel at WWII wreckage found above and below the sea. Populations in the swelling cities, remote villages and settlements along the Sepik River are as varied as the country's terrain. This guide describes PNG's best dive sites, with full-color photos throughout.

  • dive site depth range and weather conditions
  • common, unusual and hazardous marine life
  • topside information, including cultural and natural attractions
  • diving services and live-abroad information
  • 15 easy-to-read maps
  • includes top dives in the Solomon & Coral Seas
Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)
By Thane K. Pratt

Princeton University Press
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Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)
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This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates―twice as many as the first edition―and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region.

  • 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else
  • 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition
  • Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range
  • 635 range maps
  • Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research

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