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- Created 2012-03-03
), officially the
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
), is a small country located in
, with an area of 28000 km
. It has two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The
consists of the islands of
) in the
Gulf of Guinea
, a small volcanic island south of the
. Bioko island is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea and is the site of the country's capital,
. The island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón. The mainland region,
, is bordered by
on the north and
on the south and east. It also includes several small offshore islands (such as
Formerly the colony of
, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Apart from the Spanish territories of
on the coast of
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
, it is the only country in Africa whose
official language is Spanish.
Since the mid-1990s, Equatorial Guinea has become one of sub-Sahara's largest oil producers. With a population of 650,702, it is the richest country per capita in Africa, and its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranks 69th in the world; However, the wealth is distributed very unevenly and few people have benefited from the oil riches. The country ranks 136th on the UN's 2011
Human Development Index
. The UN says that less than half of the population has access to clean drinking water and that 20% of children die before reaching five.
ruling Equatorial Guinea has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the "worst of the worst" in
annual survey of political and civil rights
Reporters Without Borders
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
among its "predators" of press freedom.
is a significant problem, with the US Trafficking in Persons Report, 2012, stating that "Equatorial Guinea is a source and destination for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. " The report rates Equatorial Guinea as a "Tier 3" country, the lowest (worst) ranking: "Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so. "
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Official Government of Equatorial Guinea website
Honorary Consulate of Equatorial Guinea in Romania
Chief of State and Cabinet Members
Stanford University - Africa South of the Sahara: ''Equatorial Guinea''
The Index on Africa - ''Equatorial Guinea''
University of Pennsylvania - African Studies Center: ''Equatorial Guinea''
Equatorial Guinea History Geography and Culture
Yahoo! - ''Equatorial Guinea''
Equatorial Guinea news headline links
Las lenguas de Guinea Ecuatorial: Materiales bibliográficos para su estudio
Spanish Ministry's Plan for Africa 2006-2008
Spanish Ministry's Plan for Africa 2009-2012
"Guia Pais: Guinea Ecuatorial"
History of Equatorial Guinea
Once Upon a Coup
2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt
Military of Equatorial Guinea
Gulf of Guinea
Bight of Biafra
Scouting in Equatorial Guinea
Foreign relations of Equatorial Guinea
Equatoguinean literature in Spanish
Transport in Equatorial Guinea
Telecommunications in Equatorial Guinea
Bight of Bonny
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