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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

Africa

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Africa

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Capital: Malabo

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

Government: Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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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