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)
  • "Unidad, Paz, Justicia" (Spaingie)
  • "Unity, Peace, Justice"
AnthemCaminemos 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)

3°45′N 8°47′E / 3.750°N 8.783°E / 3.750; 8.783
Lairgest ceetyBata
Offeecial leidsSpaingie (naitional leid)
Recognised regional leidsFang
Pidgin English
Ethnic groups
  • Equatorial Guinean
  • Equatoguinean
GovrenmentDominant-pairty presidential republic
• President
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue
Francisco Pascual Obama Asue
Chamber o Deputies
• frae Spain
12 October 1968
• Total
28,050 km2 (10,830 sq mi) (144th)
• Water (%)
• 2014 estimate
722,254[6] (150t)
• Density
24.1/km2 (62.4/sq mi) (187t)
GDP (PPP)2010 estimate
• Total
$19.286 billion[7]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
• Tot
$15.580 billion[7]
• Per capita
HDI (2014)Increase 0.587[8]
medium · 138th
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+1 (nae observed)
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+240
ISO 3166 codeGQ
Internet TLD.gq
  1. Includin Equatoguinean Spainyie (Español ecuatoguineano).
  2. Oyala (unner construction).

Equatorial Guinea, offeecially the Republic o Equatorial Guinea (Spaingie: 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 govrenment an elite haunds, 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 lik Corisco, Elobey Grande an Elobey Chico; an an insular region containin Annobón island an Bioko island (umwhilie Fernando Po) whaur 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 pynt 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, whaur the island naition o São Tomé an Príncipe is locatit atween Bioko an Annobón. Umwhilie the colony o Spainyie Guinea, its post-unthirldom 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 whaur Spaingie is an offeecial leid, besides the Spaingie 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 Africae. The discovery o sizeable petroleum reserves in recent years is alterin the economic an poleetical 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 ile wealth actually lies in the haunds 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 poleetical an civil rights[12] an 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 18 Julie 2015.
  3. "World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – Equatorial Guinea : Overview". UNHCR. 20 Mey 2008. Archived frae the original on 13 Januar 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  4. Dickovick, James Tyler (2012). Africa 2012. Stryker Post. p. 180. ISBN 1610488822. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  5. Equatorial Guinea Archived 2020-08-31 at the Wayback Machine. Cia World Factbook.
  6. "The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Population - CIA". Central Intelligence Agency. Archived frae the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 7 Mairch 2015.
  7. a b c d "World Economic Outlook Database, April 2013". IMF. Retrieved 21 Julie 2013.
  8. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |1= (help)
  9. "The official website of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea". Republicofequatorialguinea.net. Archived frae the original on 28 Apryle 2010. Retrieved 3 Mey 2010.
  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) Archived 2013-04-24 at the Wayback Machine, The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. Data last updatit on April 23, 2009. Retrieved Aprile 24, 2009.
  12. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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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