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Top 7 Historic Sites To Visit in Guinea

December 06, 2016 at 01:00 pm | History

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

December 06, 2016 at 01:00 pm | History

The Cultural Center in Conakry Guinea. Photo Credit: Centre Culturel Franco-Guinéen

Guinea has a rich history, which is well-represented by the historic sites located in various parts of the country. Visitors of these sites get an opportunity to learn about the French-speaking West African country, which is home to 24 ethnic groups.

The country’s mineral wealth makes it potentially one of Africa’s richest countries, but its people are among the poorest in West Africa. Despite the income inequality, Guinea has abundant natural resources, including 25 percent or more of the world’s known bauxite reserves in addition to diamonds, gold, and other precious metals.

Here are the top 7 historic sites to visit in Guinea.

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