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Kindia (kĭnˈdyə) [key], town (1996 pop. 287,607), W Guinea. A rail and road hub, Kindia is the trade center for an area where bananas, manioc, rice, fruits, and vegetables are grown and bauxite is mined. Wood is processed for use in furniture factories outside Conakry. Kindia has a fruit research center, a medical center, and a school of agriculture.

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