Equatorial Guinea

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Republic o Equatorial Guinea
República de Guinea Ecuatorial   (Spainyie)
République de Guinée Équatoriale   (French)
Banner o Equatorial Guinea
Coat o airms o Equatorial Guinea
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto: Unidad, Paz, Justicia (Spainyie)
Unité, Paix, Justice (French)
Unity, Peace, Juistice
Locaition o Equatorial Guinea
Location o Equatorial Guinea
Offeecial leid Spainyie, French
Caipital Malabo
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -

Presidential Republic

Preses Teodoro Obiang

Vicente Ehate Tomi

Area 28,050 km²
Population 1,014,999
Foondin October 12, 1968
Siller Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zone WAT+1
Naitional anthem Caminemos pisando la senda
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .qg
Cawin code 240

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.[1] 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.[2] 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;[3] 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[4] and Reporters Without Borders ranks Preses Teodoro Obiang amang its "predators" o press freedom.[5]

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. "The official website of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea". Republicofequatorialguinea.net. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. 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
  3. CIA World Factbook: GDP - per capita (PPP), The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. Data last updatit on April 23, 2009. Retrieved Aprile 24, 2009.
  4. http://freedomhouse.org/uploads/special_report/88.pdf
  5. 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