Equatorial Guinea FlagEquatorial Guinea

Unity, Peace, Justice



Population: 722,254 (2014), 704,001 (2013)
Land Area: 28,051 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum, sand and gravel, clay
Capital: Malabo
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Brig. Gen Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (August 3r 1979)
Head of Government: Vicente Ehate Tomi (May 22nd 2012)
Languages: Spanish, French, Fang, Bubi
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)
Major Religions: Christian, Pagan
Major Ethnicities: Fang 85.7%, Bubi 6.5%, Mdowe 3.6%, Annobon 1.6%, Bujeba 1.1%, Other 1.4%
Life Expectancy: 63.49 years (2014), 63.13 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 17.08 billion (2013), 17.21 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 19.68 billion (2013), 19.6 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 25,700 (2013), 26,400 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: -1.5% (2013), 2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4.6%, Industry 87.3%, Services 8.1% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Petroleum, fishing, saw milling, natural gas
Agriculture Products: Coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava, bananas, palm oil; livestock; timber
Human Development Index: 0.556 (144th)(2014), 0.554 (136th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 2 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: 22.3% (2009)

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Army Size: 1 320 (2004)
Budget: 0.1% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Equatorial Guinea is located in Central Africa. Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Cameroon and Gabon. Equatorial Guinea's economic situation improved dramatically due to new found wealth in oil exploration and extraction.

(2014) Equatorial Guinea's economic growth continues to be tied to the performance of oil exports. Although Equatorial Guinea is relatively rich compared to its neighbours there is immense inequality and the wealth is concentrated only within a small group.

Thoughts & Comments



CIA World Factbook: Equatorial Guinea
Wikipedia: Equatorial Guinea

Updated on: August 23rd, 2014