Interesting facts about Equatorial Guinea

21 Interesting Facts about Equatorial Guinea

Want to learn a little more about the countries of Africa? Take a look at these 21 interesting facts about Equatorial Guinea!

  1. Equatorial Guinea is a small country on the west coast of central Africa.
  2. It is bordered by Cameroon to the north and Gabon to the east and south. To the west lies the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. The coordinates for Equatorial Guinea are 1.5000° N, 10.0000°
  4. The total land area of this beautiful country is 10,831 square miles (28,051 square kilometres).
  5. Equatorial Guinea’s population was 1.268 million in 2017.
  6. The capital is Malabo, which is actually situated on Bioko island and not on the mainland, has a population of 297,000 (2018).
  7. The average life span here is 57.68 years (2016).
  8. Equatorial Guinea enjoys a tropical, hot and humid climate with little temperature variation, so make sure you pack your shorts!
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Flag of Equatorial Guinea

  1. The terrain here features large coastal plains with gorgeous sandy beaches, contrasting with the wonderful inland hills. Oh how we want to explore!
  2. The residents here have the highest literacy rate of the entire Sub-Saharan Africa.
  3. Equatorial Guinea’s name comes from its proximity to both the equator and the Gulf of Guinea.
  4. Spanish, Portuguese and French are the official languages of Equatorial Guinea – that’s quite a range!
  5. Central African Franc (CFA (we’d want to call it CAF too!)) is the currency to keep in your pocket if you visit here… especially if you want to partake in a spot of cocktail drinking on one of the beaches!
  6. It’s the smallest African country that’s a member of the United Nations.
  7. Monte Alen National Park is a protected tropical forest that provides a haven to gorillas, leopards, elephants, chimpanzees and crocodiles, to name but a few! We like this, a lot!
  8. Sculpture and mask making is a tradition here. We’d love to bring back some masks from our travels here…
  9. Equatorial Guinea grows coffee, rice, cocoa and yams, rears livestock and produces timber – bet the coffee’s good here!
  10. The national dish of Equatorial Guinea is succotash – a vegetarian dish of lima beans, vegetables and fresh herbs cooked with butter. Sounds delicious!
  11. Its industry consists of petroleum, fishing, natural gas and saw-milling.
  12. It also exports petroleum, methanol, cacao and timber.
  13. Want to call your friends in Equatorial Guinea?  You’ll need to use the international dialling code +240.

What are some interesting facts about Equatorial Guinea?

1. Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country on the west coast of central Africa. 2. It’s the smallest African country that’s a member of the United Nations. 3. The capital is Malabo, which is located on Bioko island and not on the mainland. 4. Equatorial Guinea enjoys a tropical, hot and humid climate with little temperature variation, so make sure you pack your shorts!

What Equatorial Guinea is known for?

Although now independent (1968), the ex-Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa that is Spanish speaking.

What kind of food do they eat in Equatorial Guinea?

The national dish of Equatorial Guinea is Succotash - a delicious and often vegetarian dish of lima beans, herbs and vegetables cooked in butter.

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