Equatorial Guinea

Official nameRepublic of Equatorial Guinea
Name in local languageRepública de Guinea Ecuatorial (es) ; República da Guiné Equatorial (pt) ; République de Guinée équatoriale (fr)
SubcontinentSub-Saharan Africa
Population (ranking: 155e)2,015,334 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth2.67 % / year
Area28,051 km²
Density71.85 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 138e)13.317 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)10,174 $USD (2018)
GDP growth-2.90 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)58.40 years (2018)
Birth rate35.00 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate4.83 children / woman (2014)
Death rate (ranking)10.76 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)68.20 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate98.26 % (2015)
Official languagesSpanish, French, Portuguese
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
HDI (ranking: 181e)0.588 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)60.40 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party presidential republic (de jure) under an authoritarian dictatorship (de facto)
Head of StatePresident Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
National Day12 October (independence of 1968)
DemonymEquatorial Guinean or Equatoguinean
Tourists (ranking)6,000 people (2012)
Guinée équatoriale – petite

Equatorial Guinea is a country in Central Africa. It consists of two parts, one mainland, bordered by Cameroon and Gabon, the other island with the island of Bioko (where is the capital Malabo, main urban area of the country) and the island of Annobón.

Malabo, capitale de la Guinée équatoriale
Malabo, capitale of Equatorial Guinea. Photo: Ipisking
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Malabo476,564 inhabitants
Bata290,712 inhabitants
Oyala25,000 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Annobón5,232 inhabitants17 km²
Bioko Nord (Bioko-Norte)476,564 inhabitants776 km²
Bioko Sud (Bioko-Sur)207,254 inhabitants1,241 km²
Centre Sud (Centro-Sur)222,449 inhabitants9,931 km²
Kié-Ntem248,039 inhabitants3,943 km²
Littoral (Litoral)405,203 inhabitants6,665 km²
Wele-Nzas398,183 inhabitants5,478 km²
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See also