Guinea, officially known as the Republic of Guinea, is a country located in West Africa. It shares borders with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Its official language is French and the capital and largest city is Conakry.
2nd October is Independence Day in Guinea, a public holiday with parades, concerts and traditional meals to commemorate when the country became an independent republic on 2 October 1958.
The flag of Guinea was adopted in November 1958. The design consists of a vertical tricolour of the Pan-African colors of red, yellow and green.