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Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea, a small country on Africa’s west coast that discovered oil in 1995 and is now cited as a textbook example of the resource curse, also known as the paradox of abundance.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

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Equatorial Guinea Travel Information

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    Key facts

    Capital:

    Malabo

    Location:

    Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon

    Currency:

    Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)

    Area:

    28,051 sq km

    Population:

    857,008 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:

    Spanish (official) 67.6%, other (includes Fang, Bubi, Portuguese (official), French (official), Portuguese-based Creoles spoken in Ano Bom) 32.4% (1994 census)

    Religion:

    nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, Muslim, Baha'i, animist, indigenous

    TimeZone:

    UTC+1

    Tel Code:

    +240

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