Guide to EQUATORIAL GUINEA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA which official name is Republic of Equatorial Guinea or Equatorial Guinea, is a country from Africa located at the Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon. EQUATORIAL GUINEA with 539 km sq km, limits with: Cameroon 189 km, Gabon 350 km; and is divided in 7 provinces . EQUATORIAL GUINEA's capital is Malabo , but EQUATORIAL GUINEA 's most populated city is bata with about 173,036 inhabitants.
History of EQUATORIAL GUINEA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as head of state and Prime Minister Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea as head of government.
Other symbols of EQUATORIAL GUINEA are Equatorial Guinean motto " Unidad, Paz, Justicia (Spanish, Unity, Peace, Justice) Equatorial Guinean anthem "Caminemos pisando la senda (Let Us Tread the Path) Equatorial Guinean flag.Equatorial Guinean flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side and the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms has six yellow six-pointed stars (representing the mainland and five offshore islands) above a gray shield bearing a silk-cotton tree and below which is a scroll with the motto UNIDAD, PAZ, JUSTICIA (Unity, Peace, Justice) .
EQUATORIAL GUINEA's history is quite long: Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996 and 2002 presidential elections - as well as the 1999 and 2004 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, there have been few improvements in the population's living standards.
EQUATORIAL GUINEAs geography
EQUATORIAL GUINEA has an area of 28,051Km ,with a coastline of 296, this great area is composed by 28,051 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Equatorial Guinean geography is known by it's coastal plains rise to interior hills and islands are volcanic . This makes Equatorial Guinean's land specially proclive to violent windstorms, flash floods.
Guide to travel to EQUATORIAL GUINEA
If you are thinking on traveling to EQUATORIAL GUINEA, you will have to take in consideration some points like EQUATORIAL GUINEA's currency, EQUATORIAL GUINEA's weather, EQUATORIAL GUINEA's national holiday and EQUATORIAL GUINEA's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. EQUATORIAL GUINEA`s currency is called franc ( CFAF), which is divided in 100 centimos
EQUATORIAL GUINEA's weather is characterized to be tropical; always hot, humid. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to EQUATORIAL GUINEA.
You can also consider to visit EQUATORIAL GUINEA on it's national holiday to get in EQUATORIAL GUINEA's culture. If you do so, EQUATORIAL GUINEA's national holiday is called Independence Day, 12 October.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Pico Basile 3,008 m. And try also to get to EQUATORIAL GUINEA's lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit EQUATORIAL GUINEA's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to EQUATORIAL GUINEA, with more than 4 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to EQUATORIAL GUINEA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. EQUATORIAL GUINEA has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
Equatorial Guinean Culture
EQUATORIAL GUINEA is known by Equatorial Guineans as Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial/Republique de Guinee equatoriale or Guinea Ecuatorial/Guinee equatoriale in the shortened way. Equatorial Guinean, about 551,201 people, are composed by different ethnics: Fang 85.7%, Bubi 6.5%, Mdowe 3.6%, Annobon 1.6%, Bujeba 1.1%, other 1.4% (1994 census). And they also have different languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French.
Another relevant point nowadays it's EQUATORIAL GUINEA's religion. Equatorial Guineans are divided in nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices.
But if want to know more about EQUATORIAL GUINEA's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Equatorial Guinean novelists' books like Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo (1950– ), Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel (1966– ) or María Nsué Angüe (1945– ).
Latest News of Equatorial Guinea
|Q&A: Equatorial Guinea parliamentary election
Africa's longest-serving leader faces election challenge
|Equatorial Guinea Citizens To Elect Members Of Senate, House Of Representatives And Municipalities On Upcoming Elections
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Â For the first time, Equatorial Guinea's voters will elect members of a new parliament, House of Representatives as well as municipalities, established in accordance with the constitutional reforms of February 2012. Political parties have shared their platforms and ideas with Equatoguineans as part of the country's efforts to ...
|Equatorial Guinea arrests opposition leaders over march
MALABO (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea arrested at least four members of the opposition for seeking to organize a protest ahead of an legislative election this month, Amnesty International and a local rights activist said on Wednesday.
ZURICH (AP) â€” FIFA says Equatorial Guinea will appeal being stripped of a World Cup qualifying win against Cape Verde for fielding an ineligible player.
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