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Republic of Equatorial Guinea

República de Guinea EcuatorialLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.  (in Spanish)
République de Guinée équatorialeLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.  (in French)
República da Guiné EquatorialLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.  (in Portuguese)
Flag of Equatorial Guinea
Location of  Equatorial Guinea  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Equatorial Guinea  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)


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3°45′N 8°47′E / 3.750°N 8.783°E / 3.750; 8.783
Official languagesSpanish
Spanish (administrative)
Ethnic groups
85.7% Fang
6.5% Bubi
3.6% Mdowe
1.6% Annobon
1.1% Bujeba
1.4% other (Spanish)
Demonym(s)Equatoguinean, Equatorial Guinean
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Francisco Pascual Obama Asue
• from Spain
12 October 1968
• Total
28,050 km2 (10,830 sq mi) (144th)
• Water (%)
• 2009 estimate
676,000[2] (166th)
• Density
24.1/km2 (62.4/sq mi) (187th)
GDP (PPP)2010 estimate
• Total
$24.146 billion[3]
• Per capita
$34,824[3] (22nd)
GDP (nominal)2010 estimate
• Total
$14.006 billion[3]
• Per capita
HDI (2010)Increase 0.538[4]
low · 117th
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+1 (not observed)
Driving sideright
Calling code240
ISO 3166 codeGQ
a. Including Equatoguinean Spanish (Español ecuatoguineano).

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a nation in west central Africa, and one of the smallest countries in Africa. It borders Cameroon on the north, Gabon on the south and east, and the Gulf of Guinea on the west. The country's territory is both on the continent and on islands. The continental part is known as Río Muni. On one island, Bioko, is the capital, Malabo.

Equatorial Guinea and the peoples living there were colonized by Spain. Spanish is an official language because of this.[5]


Equatorial Guinea is divided into seven provinces (capitals appear in parentheses):

  1. Annobón (San Antonio de Palé)
  2. Bioko Norte (Rebola)
  3. Bioko Sur (Luba)
  4. Centro Sur (Evinayong)
  5. Kié-Ntem (Ebebiyín)
  6. Litoral (Bata)
  7. Wele-Nzas (Mongomo)

The provinces are further divided into districts.


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