(also Konakry), population 1,091,483 (1996
), is the capital of Guinea
. The city is a port on the Atlantic Ocean
, located on Tombo Island. Conakry is Guinea's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center. The city's economy revolves largely around the port, which has modern facilities for handling and storing cargo, through which alumina
are shipped. Manufactures include food products and automobiles. In 1887
, Conakry was occupied by the French
The city is noted for its botanical gardens. The Polytechnical Institute of Conakry is also located in Conakry.