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Republic of Equatorial Guinea
República de Guinea Ecuatorial (Spanish)
République de Guinée équatoriale (French)
República da Guiné Equatorial (Portuguese)
1.4% other (Spanish)
|Demonym(s)||Equatoguinean, Equatorial Guinean|
|Government||Unitary presidential republic|
• from Spain
|12 October 1968|
|28,050 km2 (10,830 sq mi) (144th)|
• Water (%)
• 2009 estimate
|24.1/km2 (62.4/sq mi) (187th)|
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. It used to be the Spanish colony of Spanish Guinea. 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 is the only country in Africa where Spanish is an official language.
Equatorial Guinea is divided into seven provinces (capitals appear in parentheses):
- Annobón Province (San Antonio de Palé)
- Bioko Norte Province (Malabo)
- Bioko Sur Province (Luba)
- Centro Sur Province (Evinayong)
- Kié-Ntem Province (Ebebiyín)
- Litoral Province (Bata)
- Wele-Nzas Province (Mongomo)
The provinces are further divided into districts.
- Cia World Factbook; Equatorial Guinea
- Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009) (PDF). World Population Prospects, Table A.1. 2008 revision. United Nations. http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2008/wpp2008_text_tables.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
- World Development Indicators database, World Bank, accessed on 23 August 2011.
- "Human Development Report 2009. Human development index trends: Table G" (PDF). United Nations. http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2009_EN_Complete.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-10.