Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea Overview

Equatorial Guinea is situated in western Africa. It consists of a territory on the west coast of the continent, plus five offshore islands. Most of the nation’s people live in the territory, Rio Muni, which lies between Cameroon and Gabon.

The largest island, Bioko (formerly Fernando Po), is in the Gulf of Guinea, about 100 miles northwest of Rio Muni. The other islands-Corisco, Elobey Chico, Elobey Grande, and Annobon are southwest of Rio Muni. Equatorial Guinea became independent in 1968 after being ruled by Spain since the mid-1800’s.

CLIMATE

Equatorial Guinea has a hot, humid climate. Temperatures average higher than 80 °F (27 °C). The annual rainfall varies from 76 inches in Malabo to 430 inches in Ureca.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Malabo
POPULATION: 616,450
LANGUAGE: Spanish, French
CURRENCY: CFA Franc BEAC
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +240
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1