French Guinea

Infobox Former Country
native_name = "Guinée française"
conventional_long_name = French Guinea
common_name = French Guinea
continent = Africa
region = Western Africa
country = Guinea
era =
status = Protectorate
empire = France
life_span = 18911958
event_start = Established
year_start = 1891
date_start =
event_end = Independence
year_end = 1958
date_end = October 2
event1 =
date_event1 =
event2 =
date_event2 =
event_post =
date_post =
p1 =
flag_p1 =
s1 = Guinea
flag_s1 = Flag of Guinea.svg










image_map_caption =
capital = Conakry
common_languages = French
religion =
leader1 = Jean Baptiste Chaudier
year_leader1 = 1895-1900
leader2 = Gaston Custin
year_leader2 = 1956-57
title_leader = Governor-General
representative1 = Gaston Custin
year_representative1 = 1957-58
representative2 = Pierre Messmer
year_representative2 = 1958
representative3 =
year_representative3 =
title_representative = High Commissioners
deputy1 =
year_deputy1 =
deputy2 =
year_deputy2 =
title_deputy =
currency = French West African franc
(1903-1945)
CFA franc
(1945-1958)
footnotes =

French Guinea ( _fr. Guinée française) was a French protectorate in West Africa. It became independent from France in 1958 following the rejection of Charles de Gaulle's Constitution of 1958. At the time French Guinea was the only colony to refuse the new constitution. French Guinea became the modern day country of Guinea keeping French as its official language.

ee also

* Guinea
* History of Guinea
* French West Africa


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