Guinean Gambling Information
By Reno Rollins
There is no legal gambling in Guinea. This is likely due to the fact that eighty-five percent of the country follows the teachings of Islam, which strictly forbids its followers from gambling and drinking alcohol.
Facts About Guinea
Located in West Africa, Guinea is bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Cote díIvoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The country was formerly known as French Guinea, and it is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry to avoid confusion with its neighbor, Guinea-Bissau. The total population of the country is estimated to be 9,947,814.
The country is divided into seven regions. The nationís capital, Conakry, is considered a special zone.
- Boke Region
The largest cities in Guinea are:
- Conakry (2,000,000)
French is the official language of the country. Other languages found in the country include Fula, Maninka, Susu, Arabic, Wolof, Insula and Kissi.
There are 24 different ethnic groups in Guinea. The largest are the Fulani, Mandinka and the Soussou. The rest of the population is made up of smaller ethnic groups.
Islam is the major religion in the country, with 85% of the population adhering to its belief system. Christianity and indigenous beliefs are also followed throughout the country.
The most popular sport in Guinea is football (soccer). Swimming is also popular, and many citizens and tourists also enjoy hiking.
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