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Equatorial guinea

Capital: Malabo; GDP grouth (annual %) 2016: -9.7%
Key Facts

Full name: The Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Population: 720,000 (UN, 2011)
Area: 28,051 sq km (10,830 sq miles)
Major languages: Spanish, French
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 53 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
Main exports: Petroleum, timber, cocoa
GNI per capita: US $14,540 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .gq
International dialling code: +240

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    It has borders with Cameroon for 189km and Gabon for 350km.
    Land in Equatorial Guinean or Equatoguinean land covers an area of km². The climate is tropical and always hot and humid.
    Equatorial Guinean(s) or Equatoguinean(s) speak Spanish (official), French (official), pidgin
    Climate: tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds.Guinean(s) speak Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages.


    Equatorial Guinea (2012 est. pop. 736,300) 10,830 sq mi (28,051 sq km) is located in central Africa. It includes the islands of Bioko, Annobón, Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico in the Gulf of Guinea, and Río Muni on the African mainland. Río Muni, which includes about 93% of the nation’s land area and 75-80% of its population, is bordered by Cameroon to the north, by Gabon to the east and south, and by the Gulf of Guinea to the west.

  • Malabo


    Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea, located on the northern coast of Bioko Island (formerly Fernando Pó) on the rim of a sunken volcano.With a fast growing population of 155,963 (2005) it is also the second largest city in the country, after Bata in Río Muni on the African mainland.