Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Central Africa. The official language is Spanish and the capital is Malabo. The country has a population of 1,222,245 (2012) and a land area of 28,051 square kilometers. The currency is the Central African CFA franc.
The country is bordered by Cameroon to the north, Gabon to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The terrain is mostly coastal plain with mountains in the interior. The climate is tropical with average temperatures ranging from 24-28 degrees Celsius.
The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, with a minority of Muslims. The economy is largely dependent on oil exports, with agriculture and timber also playing a role.
The government is authoritarian, with human rights abuses being reported. Equatorial Guinea is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
West Africa Standard Time
Central African CFA Franc
Equatorial Guinean Ekwele