Guinea Abbreviations

GN is the abbreviation for Guinea, the 77th largest country in the world. Officially the Republic of Guinea, Guinea is a country located in West Africa, bordering 6 countries – Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Conakry is the capital city of Guinea. Top 10 biggest cities are Camayenne (population: 1,871,231), Conakry (population: 1,767,189), Nzérékoré (population: 132,717), Kindia (population: 117,051), Kankan (population: 113,998), Gueckedou (population: 79,129), Coyah (population: 77,092), Labé (population: 58,638), Kissidougou (population: 47,088), and Fria (population: 44,358).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Conakry
  • Language: French
  • Area: 245,836 km2
  • Population: 12,395,913
  • Currency: Guinean franc (GNF)
  • Time zone: UTC+0
  • Calling code: 224
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: GN
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: GIN
  • Internet TLD: .gn
  • State Government Website: http://presidence.gov.gn

Map of Guinea

List of Guinea Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Guinea are GN which stands for Guinea and GNF which means Guinean franc (Guinea currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Guinea, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

GN: Guinea

Abbreviation Meaning
RAGPTM Antiserum in the Rabbit from the Guinea Pig Tympanic Membrane
GPPV Guinea-Pig Portal Vein
GILA Guinea-Pig Ileal Loop Assay
MGPR Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
LCPNG Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea
GPVD Guinea Pig Vas Deferens
GPUB Guinea Pig Urinary Bladder
GPUB Guinea Pig Upper Bronchus
LGPS Leukemic Guinea Pig Serum
GPTAA Guinea Pig T Cell Activation Antigen
ELCPNG Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea
GPFM Guinea Pig Epididymal Fat Membrane
GPLA Guinea Pig Leucocyte Antigen
GPLA Guinea Pig Left Atrium
GCLME Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem
GPILM Guinea Pig Ileum Longitudinal Muscle
GPCVM Guinea Pig Cardiac Ventricular Membranes
PNGTA Papua New Guinea Teachers Association
GPLPS Guinea Pig Lung Parenchyma Strips
CNTS Centro Nacional de la Transfusión Sanguínea
NGAL New Guinea Australia Line
GPAN Guinea Pig Adoption Network
MAGIC Mozambique Angola and Guinea Information Centre
PIANISSIMO Papua New Guinea
GPTE Guinea Pig Tracheobronchial Epithelial
USTG Union Syndicate of Guinean Workers
CRMF Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (Papua, New Guinea
IPBC Independent Public Business Corporation of Papua New Guinea
PDGE Partido Democratico Guinea Ecuatorial
MPSA Maxima Pérdida Sanguínea Aceptable
SGPG Sexy Guinea Pig Club
GFIA Guinea Fowl International Association
GPFC Guinea Pig Fat Cells
PPGE Partido del Progreso de Guinea Ecuatorial
TIZING Tari, Papua New Guinea
TIZ Tari, Papua New Guinea
NGPS Normal Guinea Pig Serum
GPRA guinea-pig right atria
WWK Wewak, Papua New Guinea – Boram
GWP Guinea-Bissau Peso
GAMMA Guinea, Angola, Mozambique Medical Action
GNQ Equatorial Guinea
GIN Guinea
GDF Guinea Development Foundation
HKN Hoskins, Papua New Guinea – Hoskins
DGPS Deals’ Guinea Pig Sarcoma
GPTS Guinea Pig Tracheal Strips
FCG Guinean Civic Forum
PX Air Niugini, Papua New Guinea
PU Guinea-Bissau
PP Papua New Guinea
PPG People’s Party of Guinea
POM Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – Jackson
PG Papua New Guinea
OXB Bissau, Guinea-Bissau – Osvaldo Vieira
NNG Nederlands Nieuw – Guinea
MAG Madang, Papua New Guinea – Madang
LNV Londolovit, Papua New Guinea – Londolovit
GW Guinea-Bissau
GV Guinea
GUR Alotau, Papua New Guinea – Gurney
GP Guinea Pig
GPZ Guinea Pig Zero
GQ Equatorial Guinea
GOG Gulf of Guinea
GNS Guinea Franc
GN Guinea
GNB Guinea-Bissau
GKA Goroka, Papua New Guinea – Goroka
GIF Guinee Airlines, Guinea
GF Guinean Franc
GCC Guinea Current Commission
GAL Guinea Airways, Ltd.
GAF Guinean Armed Forces
EK Equatorial Guinea
RAB Rabaul, Papua New Guinea – Lakunai
SSG Malabo, Equatorial Guinea – Santa Isabel
UPG Union for Progress of Guinea
CKY Conakry, Guinea – Conakry
AZB Amazon Bay, Papua New Guinea
PNG Papua New Guinea
PGK Papua New Guinea Kina
GNF Guinean Franc
ANG Air Niugini, Papua New Guinea

Geography

Guinea a small country on the west coast of the African continent. The nature is very varied with rivers, deep valleys, plains, rainforests and mangrove forests. Farther south lies the mountain range “Nimba” which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Here are several endangered species that do not live anywhere else. The climate in Guinea is tropical, but varies depending on the altitude. Along the coast and in the capital Conakry, it rains a lot especially in July and August.

Despite much rainfall, access to clean drinking water is a problem in Guinea. Waste from cultivated land, deforestation and poor infrastructure are the main reasons for the water being polluted. Other environmental problems in Guinea are related to the development and cultivation of vulnerable natural areas.

History

The first traces of people in Guinea date from about 4000 BCE However, the first documented story begins around 800 AD when the Susu and Malinké people came in from the north and east and drove the Bagafah people out to the coastal regions. Until the 16th century, Guinea was part of several large West African empires. In 1890, Guinea was colonized by France after a prolonged conflict between the colonial power and the local population.

From Guinea became an independent republic in 1958 and until 1991, the country switched to being a one-party Marxist state and a military dictatorship. The lack of functioning democratic structures made the transition from dictatorship to democracy very difficult, and war, conflict and great poverty persisted. In the 2000s, the country became involved in several conflicts with neighboring countries. At that time, more than 200,000 people were driven away from neighboring countries and along the border areas. In 2014, Guinea was hit hard by a major Ebola virus outbreak in the region, several international organizations had to help to get the situation under control.

Society and politics

Guinea is a republic where the formal power resides with a president elected for 5 years at a time. The president can only be re-elected once. The executive is supposed to fall to a government ruled by a prime minister. Since the president has to approve the election of the prime minister, and the elections of both the president and the government go to be less democratic, the president of the country holds in fact both the formal and the executive power.

After many years of conflict, political unrest, corruption and mismanagement, Guinea is low on the UN Development Index. It is estimated that over 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Basic infrastructure is poorly developed, especially outside the big cities. This, together with a poor health system, has resulted in Guinea having high infant mortality, high malnutrition among young people and a major problem with the transmission and spread of diseases. Diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, polio and cholera are common.

Female oppression is common in Guinea. Two out of three women get married at the age of 11 to 18 years. Violence against women is also common, and although genital mutilation is prohibited by law, it still occurs.

Economics and Commerce

Guinea is very rich in natural resources, especially minerals. The country has over half of the world’s bauxite reserves. The main export items are bauxite, aluminum, gold and diamonds. The long-standing mismanagement of corruption and political instability has led to the country’s natural resources being poorly managed and not benefiting the country. In recent years, however, Guinea’s economy has improved significantly. Improved power supply, increased investment in mining and agriculture, and international assistance from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have helped the country’s economic development.

The majority of the population work in agriculture as small farmers. They export raw materials such as bananas, coffee, pineapple, palm oil, peanuts, citrus fruits and vegetables. However, the unrest and fighting in the border areas of Sierra Leone and Liberia creates uncertainty and leads to a loss of foreign investment.

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