Equatorial Guinea

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Republic o Equatorial Guinea
  • República de Guinea Ecuatorial (Spaingie)
  • République de Guinée équatoriale (French)
  • República da Guiné Equatorial (Portuguese)
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: 
  • "Unidad, Paz, Justicia" (Spaingie)
  • "Unity, Peace, Justice"
Anthem: Caminemos pisando las sendas de nuestra inmensa felicidad (Spaingie)
Let us walk the paths of our immense happiness
Location o  Equatorial Guinea  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location o  Equatorial Guinea  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Caipital Malabob
3°45′N 8°47′E / 3.750°N 8.783°E / 3.750; 8.783
Lairgest ceety Bata
Offeecial leids Spainyie (naitional leid)
French
Portuguese[1][2]
Recognised regional leids Fang
Bube
Igbo
Pidgin English
Annobonese[3][4]
Ethnic groups (1994[5])
Demonym
  • Equatorial Guinean
  • Equatoguinean
Govrenment Dominant-pairty presidential republic
 •  President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
 •  Prime Meenister Vicente Ehate Tomi
Legislature Parliament
 •  Upper hoose Senate
 •  Lawer hoose Chamber o Deputies
Unthirldom
 •  frae Spain 12 October 1968 
Aurie
 •  Tot 28,050 km2 (144th)
10,830 sq mi
 •  Watter (%) negligible
Population
 •  2014 estimate 722,254[6] (150t)
 •  Density 24.1/km2 (187t)
62.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
 •  Tot $19.286 billion[7]
 •  Per capita $25,929[7]
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate
 •  Total $15.580 billion[7]
 •  Per capita $20,581[7]
HDI (2014) Increase 0.587[8]
medium · 138th
Siller Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
 •  Simmer (DST) nae observed (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +240
Internet TLD .gq
a. Includin Equatoguinean Spainyie (Español ecuatoguineano).
b. Oyala (unner construction).

Equatorial Guinea, offeecially the Republic o Equatorial Guinea (Spainyie:República de Guinea Ecuatorial, pronoonced: [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣiˈne.a ekwatoˈɾjal]; French:République de Guinée Équatoriale, French pronunciation: [ʁepyblik də gi'ne ekatɔʁjal]; Portuguese:República da Guiné Equatorial, pronounced: [ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɐ ɡiˈnɛ ikwɐtuɾiaɫ]) is a kintra locatit in Middle Africae. Wi an aurie o 28,000 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi) it is ane o the smawest kintras in continental Africae. It is an aa the maist prosperous; housomeivver, the wealth is concentratit in government an elite hands, wi 70% o the population livin unner the Unitit Naitions Poverty Threshold o $2/day. It haes a population o 1,014,999.[9] It comprises twa pairts: a Continental Region (Río Muni), includin several smaw affshore islands like Corisco, Elobey Grande an Elobey Chico; an an insular region containin Annobón island an Bioko island (umwhilie Fernando Po) where the caipital Malabo is situatit.

Annobón is the sootherenmaist island o Equatorial Guinea an is situatit juist sooth o the equator. Bioko island is the northrenmaist point o Equatorial Guinea. Atween the twa islands an tae the east is the mainland region. Equatorial Guinea is bordered bi Cameroon on the north, Gabon on the sooth an east, an the Gulf o Guinea on the wast, where the island naition o São Tomé an Príncipe is locatit atween Bioko an Annobón. Umwhilie the colony o Spainyie Guinea, its post-independence name is suggestive o its location near baith the equator an the Gulf o Guinea. It is ane o the few territories in mainland Africae where Spainyie is an offeecial leid, besides the Spainyie ceeties o Ceuta an Melilla.

Equatorial Guinea is the third smawest kintra in continental Africae in terms o population.[10] It is an aa the seicont smawest Unitit Naitions (UN) member frae continental Africa. The discovery o sizeable petroleum reserves in recent years is alterin the economic an political status o the kintra. Equatorial Guinea haes been citit as an example o the natural resource curse[citation needit]; its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranks 31st in the world;[11] housomeivver, maist o the kintra's considerable oil wealth actually lies in the hands o ae a few fowk.

Equatorial Guinea haes ane o the worst human rights records in the warld, consistently rankin amon the "worst o the worst" in Freedom House's annual survey o political an civil rights[12] and Reporters Without Borders ranks Preses Teodoro Obiang amang its "predators" o press freedom.[13]

Oot o 44 sub-Saharan kintras, Equatorial Guinea ranks 9t in terms o the Human Development Index (HDI) an 115th oweraw, which is amang the “medium” HDI kintras.

Administrative Divisions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Provinces o Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is dividit intae seiven provinces (caipitals appear in parentheses):

  1. Annobón Province (San Antonio de Palé)
  2. Bioko Norte Province (Malabo)
  3. Bioko Sur Province (Luba)
  4. Centro Sur Province (Evinayong)
  5. Kié-Ntem Province (Ebebiyín)
  6. Litoral Province (Bata)
  7. Wele-Nzas Province (Mongomo)

The provinces are further dividit intae districts.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. "Equatorial Guinea, member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries". 
  2. PRNewsWire. "Equatorial Guinea Adds Portuguese as the Country's Third Official Language". Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  3. "World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – Equatorial Guinea : Overview". UNHCR. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  4. Dickovick, James Tyler (2012). Africa 2012. Stryker Post. p. 180. ISBN 1610488822. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  5. Equatorial Guinea. Cia World Factbook.
  6. "The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Population - CIA". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "World Economic Outlook Database, April 2013". IMF. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  9. "The official website of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea". Republicofequatorialguinea.net. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  10. Seychelles, The Gambia, Djibouti, Rwanda, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Swaziland, an São Tomé an Príncipe are smawer in terms o aurie, an Djibouti an the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic hae smawer populations, although the population o the latter is disputit
  11. CIA World Factbook: GDP - per capita (PPP), The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. Data last updatit on April 23, 2009. Retrieved Aprile 24, 2009.
  12. http://freedomhouse.org/uploads/special_report/88.pdf
  13. http://en.rsf.org/equatorial-guinea.html

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Coordinates: 1°55′29.34″N 10°06′41.94″E / 1.9248167°N 10.1116500°E / 1.9248167; 10.1116500