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
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations
Current News About Equatorial Guinea
Traveling to Equatorial Guinea
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com
Equatorial Guinean Embassy
in Washington D.C.
Equatorial Guinea Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.