Kindia is the third largest city in Guinea.
Kindia serves the military headquarters of the Guinean Armed Forces. Kindia grew around banana plantations after the construction of a now-closed railway to the capital.
The city of Kindia has an ethnic diverse population, although the Susu make up the majority of the population, follow by the Mandinka. The city is home to virtually all of the country's ethnic groups. After the capital Conakry, Kindia is home to the second largest Sierra Leonean community in Guinea. An estimated 9,000 Sierra Leoneans reside in the city, many of them have obtain Guinean citizenship.