map of  Equatorial Guinea; source: WR EQUATORIAL GUINEA

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Guinea Ecuatorial
country code ISO: GQ (GNQ) //; - FIPS: EK
location: in and at the Gulf of Guinea
time zone: +1 UT
surface (land) area: 28051 sq.km = 10828 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 4° N / South: 2° S / East: 11° E / West: 8° E
borders (land): Cameroon, Gabon
borders (coastline): Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean)
climate: tropical: island wet; mainland somewhat drier, cooler
Government
independent since: 1968-10-12
type of government: republic
capital: Malabo
administrative division: provincia (7)
Population
population according to the latest census (1983): 300,000
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 474,214; or: 457,000 // -; 2001: 464,000 // -; 2002: 482,000
population density: 17 per sq.km = 44 per sq.mi
population growth: 2,9% //; - doubling time: 27 years
birth rate: 38 - 44 per 1000
death rate: 13 - 18 per 1000
fertility rate: 6 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 101 - 117 per 1000
life expectancy: [52] 54 years (male: 52; female: 56)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 42 [43]% //; - 15-59 years: 51% //; - 60+ years: 6%
urbanisation: 47 - 65% [difference due to sources used] //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Fang (incl. Pamúes, Benga) 82%, Bubi 15%, Duala 3%
languages: Spanish, French (both official); Fang, Bubi, Ndowe; also Creole Portuguese and Pidgin English
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 93,6%; other 6,4% (among which Protestants and traditional beliefs)
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: [44] - 95%
people per physician: 4000 - 61000
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 80%
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 62% (male: 78%; female: 49%) [later total figure found: 83% (m: 93; f: 74)]
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: CFA franc = 100 centimes
annual inflation rate: 15 - 17%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 380 per capita
GNI USD 800 per capita //; - [ppp: 5600 - 9110]
GDP growth: 16 - 19%
income: USD 330 per capita
import: USD 62 per capita //; - export: USD 62 per capita
trade: USD 250 per capita //; - or 72% of GDP
trade partners: ES IT FR DE NL US CN CM
human development index: 0,61 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 110
female labour force: 36%
unemployment: 30%
tourism: unknown; amount is of no importance
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 8% //; - grass land: 4% //; - wooded area: 46 - 62% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 66 [70]% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 54% [8]
agricultural products: cocoa, coffee, palm oil, timber (okoume, mahogany), rice, bananas, yams, cassava
livestock (1000s): cattle: 4,8 / goats: 8,1 / pigs: 5,3 / poultry: 245 / sheep: 36
fish catch: 7000 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 11% //; - part of industry in GDP: 7% [87]
industrial products: oil products, fishing, sawmilling (all of small importance)
mining products: natural gas & oil
CO2 emission per capita: 0,6
services: labour force: 23% //; - part of services in GDP: 39% [5]
energy use (kg per capita): 80
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita): 15
Traffic, communication
road network: 2628 - 2880 km //; - of which paved: 19% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 13 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 6 - 13 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 428 - 606 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 88 - 162 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 2,5 per 1000
persons per post office: 18300
personal computers: 2 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Pico de Basilé 3008 m
lowest point: sea ;evel
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): none
rivers: Mbini, Utamboni, Ntem
canals: none
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: Annobón, Bioko, Corsico, Elobeys
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
if there is a range of minimum and maximum in figures given, these are caused by the use of several sources
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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