Official English Name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Official Local Name(s): República de Guinea Ecuatorial (Spanish)
République de Guinée équatoriale (French)
Common English Name: Equatorial Guinea
Capital: Malabo

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Official Language(s)

Spanish, French
Secondary Languages: Fang, Bubi

Resources

Petroleum, Natural gas, Timber, Gold, Bauxite, Diamonds, Tantalum, Sand, Gravel, Clay

Neighbors

Cameroon (North), Gabon (East and South)

Ethnic groups

Fang (85.7%), Bubi (6.5%), Mdowe (3.6%), Annobon (1.6%), Bujeba (1.1%)

People

Est. Population:

759,451

Demonym:

Equatorial Guinean

Religions:

Roman Catholic (87%)
Protestant (5%)
Indigenous/Bahai'i (5%)
Muslim (2%)

Largest City:

Bata (312,000)

Other Cities:

Malabo (257,000)

Geography

Region:

Central Africa

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West)

Total Area:

28,051 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

528 km

Total Coastline:

296 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Coastal plains
Hilly inland
Volcanic islands

Highest Point

Pico Basile (3,008 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Windstorms
Flooding
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Eyegue Obama Asue

Admin. Divisions

7 Provinces

Independence:

12 October 1968 (from Spain)

Nat'l Symbol:

Silk cotton tree

Nat'l Anthem:

Caminemos pisando la senda

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$43,500 (USD)

Currency

FCFA (Central African Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = FCFA (Central African Franc)560.81

Communication

Internet Code

.gq

Telephone Code

+240

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Cultural Notes

Equatorial Guineans tend to stick to their ancient customs instead of integrating to that of their former colonizer.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ek.html (Majority of information)
http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2007/90095.htm (Religious data)
https://www.citypopulation.de/EquatorialGuinea.html (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 3 November 2016
1 This data is from 1994 (the most recently available information), so it may be inaccurate.