Equatorial Guinea BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +1 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|1°38'2"N / 10°20'28"E|
|GQ / GNQ|
|Spanish (official) 67.6%|
other (includes French (official)
Bubi) 32.4% (1994 census)
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
|Equatorial Guinea banks list|
Equatorial Guinea Introduction
Equatorial Guinea covers an area of 28051.46 square kilometers and is located in the Gulf of Guinea in central and western Africa. It is composed of the Munni River area on the mainland and the islands of Bioko, Annoben, Corisco and other islands in the Gulf of Guinea. The Muni River area borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Cameroon to the north, and Gabon to the east and south. Equatorial Guinea has an equatorial rainforest climate with a coastline of 482 kilometers. The coast is a long and narrow plain, the coastline is straight, there are few harbors, and the inland is a plateau. The central mountain range divides the Muni River area into the Benito River in the north and the Utamboni River in the south. |
Equatorial Guinea, the full name of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is located in the Gulf of Guinea in central and western Africa. It is composed of the Munni River area on the mainland and the islands of Bioko, Annoben, Corisco and other islands in the Gulf of Guinea. The Muni River area borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Cameroon to the north, and Gabon to the east and south. The coastline is 482 kilometers long. The coast is a long and narrow plain with straight coastline and few harbors. The inland is a plateau, generally 500-1000 meters above sea level. The Central Mountains divide the Muni River area into the Benito River to the north and the Utamboni River to the south. The islands are volcanic islands, which are the extension of Cameroon volcano in the Gulf of Guinea. There are many extinct volcanoes on Biokko Island, and the Stiebel Peak in the center is 3007 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. The main river is Mbini River. It belongs to the equatorial rainforest climate.
The national population is 1.014 million (according to the 2002 census). The main tribes are the Fang (about 75% of the population) on the mainland and the Bubi (about 15% of the population) living on Bioko Island. The official language is Spanish, French is the second official language, and the national languages are mainly Fang and Bubi. 82% of residents believe in Catholicism, 15% believe in Islam, and 3% believe in Protestantism.
At the end of the 15th century, Portuguese colonialists invaded the coastal areas of the Gulf of Guinea and the islands of Bioko, Corisco and Annoben. Spain occupied Bioko Island in 1778, the Munni River area in 1843, and established colonial rule in 1845. In 1959 it was divided into two overseas provinces of Spain. In December 1963, the Western authorities held a referendum in Equatorial Guinea and passed "internal autonomy" regulations. "Internal Autonomy" was implemented in January 1964. Independence was declared on October 12, 1968 and named the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
The national flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 5:3. There is a blue isosceles triangle on the side of the flagpole, and three parallel wide strips on the right. From top to bottom, there are three colors of green, white and red. There is a national emblem in the center of the flag. Green symbolizes wealth, white symbolizes peace, red symbolizes the spirit of fighting for independence, and blue symbolizes the ocean.
One of the least developed countries in the world, with long-term economic difficulties. The economic restructuring plan was implemented in 1987. After the start of oil development in 1991, the economy turned around. In 1996, it put forward an economic policy based on agriculture and focusing on petroleum to promote the development of the wood processing industry. The average annual economic growth rate from 1997 to 2001 reached 41.6%. Driven by oil development and infrastructure construction, the economy continues to maintain a good momentum of rapid growth.