Guinea is one of the countries that make up the west of Africa. Guinea has 30 per cent of world's reserves of Iron, bauxite, uranium, gold, manganese ore, and deposits of diamonds. The Gulf of Guinea has a valuable source of fish, which is navigable for more than half of its length. The groundnuts widely grown here are a source of edible oil and a foodstuff, which is rich in proteins. The capital city is Conakry and the monetary unit is Guinea Franc. The Guineans belong to one of the three main ethnic groups the Malinke, Fulani, and Susu. On this fertile land fruits like banana, plantains and pineapple grow well. Farmers cultivate rice, Sorghum and Cassava for their families.