Equatorial Guinea is a Central African country comprising the Rio Muni mainland and 5 volcanic offshore islands. Capital Malabo, on Bioko Island, has Spanish colonial architecture and is a hub for the country’s prosperous oil industry. Its Arena Blanca beach draws dry-season butterflies. The tropical forest of the mainland’s Monte Alen National Park is home to gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants.
Languages: Spanish (official) 67.6%, other (includes French (official), Fang, Bubi) 32.4%
Ethnic Groups: Fang 85.7%, Bubi 6.5%, Mdowe 3.6%, Annobon 1.6%, other 1.4%, Bujeba 1.1%
Belief Systems: Roman Catholics 87%, Protestant 5%, Islam 2%, Animism, Bahá'í Faith, and other 5%
Population: 781773 people (World Rank: 165th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 72.2 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 189th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.78 %/yr (World Rank: 20th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 53.1 years (World Rank: 220th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 20.2 years (World Rank: 150th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Equatorial Guinea
Country Profile for Equatortial Guinea
Current News About Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea - Facts and Information 2
Traveling to Equatorial Guinea
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com
Equatorial Guinean Embassy
in Washington D.C.
Equatorial Guinea Government Web Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger.