1891-1918 History of West Africa 1939-1958





Guinea, 1919-1939



During the interwar years, the French administration promoted the cultivation of export crops, improved the infrastructure. In the 1930es, diamond mining began at Aredor; in the late 1930es, export of Bauxite began.
A small elite of French-educated Guineans emerged, which was dissatisfied with the French administration's paternalistic approach.
In 1936, Guinea had a population of 2,011,172, of whom 3,168 were whites. Conakry had a population of 13,558. Guinea had 662 km of railroad line, 8000 km of country road, 597 km of telephone lines and 115 registered telephones,






EXTERNAL
FILES
Guinea, History of, from Infoplease
Conakry, from Infoplease
DOCUMENTS
REFERENCE Hübner's Weltstatistik, 73rd edition, edited by Ernst Rösner, Wien 1939; in German [G]
Article : French West Africa : Guinea, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1919 p.872, 1924 pp.921-922, 1925 p.933, 1926 pp.905-906, 1928 pp.921-922, 1929 pp.909-910, 1932 p.912, 1937 pp.949-959 [G]
Article : French West Africa - French Guinea, in : Statesman's Yearbook [G]
Article : French Guinea, in : New International Year Book 1919 p.272, 1920 p.260, 1921 p.259, 1923 pp.265-266, 1925 p.261, 1928 p.277, 1930 p.289, 1932 p.304, 1933 p.289 [G]



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