Equatorial Guinea

Flag of Equatorial Guinea

 

Equatorial Guinea on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Central Africa

Size – 28,051 km²

Geography – hilly with coastal plains

Language – 67% Spanish, 32.4% other including French

Religion – Roman Catholic

Monetary Unit – Central African Franc

Natural Resources – petroleum, natural gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum, sand and gravel, clay

Agriculture – coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava (tapioca), bananas, palm oil nuts; livestock; timber

Industry – petroleum, fishing, sawmilling, natural gas

Map of Equatorial Guinea

Neighbouring Countries – Cameroon, Gabon

Population – 722,254 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.73%

Average Life Expectancy – 63.49

Capital City – Malabo (137,000)

Highest Mountain – Pico Basile (3,008 m)

Longest River – Uola

Climate – tropical, hot and humid 19°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 180 cm (approx) mostly March to November

 

Plant Life – typical rainforest vegetation, yams, bananas

Animal Life – Monkeys, chimpanzees, elephants

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Equatorial Guinea. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/equatorialguinea.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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