Conakry <<KON uh kree>> is the capital and largest metropolis of Guinea. The oldest a part of Conakry lies on the island of Tombo. A causeway (raised street) hyperlinks Tombo with the newer a part of Conakry, on the mainland. The town is Guinea’s chief port.

Conakry was a small fishing village when the French took management of Guinea within the late 1800’s. France made the town a serious port. Guinea gained independence from France in 1958, and Conakry turned its capital.

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