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Facts About Equatorial Guinea - Interesting And Fun Facts About Equatorial Guinea

Facts About Equatorial Guinea - Interesting And Fun Facts About Equatorial Guinea | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

FUN FACTS: the average person makes 2 dollars an hour, in 1968 Guinea broke free from the chains of Spanish rule, their fashion is the same as Americans, they have a 95 to 1000 death to birth rate.

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Bioko Island and Malabo Equatorial Guinea over flight

Bioko Island is the mine attraction for tourist. Its beautiful scenery attracts many tourist. Some say it reminds them of the Galopagos Islands. It was tons of wildlife.

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Timeline Equatorial Guinea

Many big events happened in Guinea Ecuatorial since the 1950s. It has only grown bigger since then. The oil companies help the country extremely since gas is so high. 

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Agriculture - Equatorial Guinea - crops, annual

Before independence, the main cash crops were cocoa, coffee, and palm kernels for palm oil. Guinean cocoa, of excellent quality, had an annual production of 38,000 tons in 1967. However, production experienced a sharp drop in the 1970s, falling to 4,512 tons in 1980. In 1999, production was estimated at 6,000 tons. Coffee of comparatively poor quality is grown in northern Río Muni, along the Cameroon border. The preindependence production of 8,959 tons in 1967 fell to 500 tons in 1978; the decline was mainly caused by forcible transfer of coffee farmers to the Bioko cocoa plantations. Coffee production was an estimated 4,000 tons in 1999. Actual cocoa and coffee production is higher, but official figures do not take into account quantities smuggled abroad rather than delivered to state marketing agencies.

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Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea,[5] is a country located in Middle Africa. It has two parts: a Continental Region (Río Muni), including several small offshore islands including Corisco, Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico; and an insular region containing Annobón island and Bioko island (formerly Fernando Pó) where the capital Malabo is situated.

Annobón is the southernmost island of Equatorial Guinea and is situated just south of the equator. Bioko island is the northernmost point of Equatorial Guinea. Between the two islands and to the east is the mainland region. Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Cameroon on the north, Gabon on the south and east, and the Gulf of Guinea on the west, where the island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón.

The principal religion in Equatorial Guinea is Christianity which is the faith of 93% of the population. These are predominately Roman Catholic (87%) while a minority are Protestants (5%). Another 5% of the population follow indigenous beliefs and the final 2% comprises Muslims, Bahá'í Faith, and other beliefs

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Equatorial Guinea, the country with the highest adult literacy rate of the Sub-Saharan African region - Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea, the country with the highest adult literacy rate of the Sub-Saharan African region - Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

Guinea Ecuatorial has the highest adult literacy rate in Africa. According to that data disclosed this week by diverse organizations, in the 1950s the illiteracy rate was estimated at 45% of the world population; currently it is around 23%. The concern for literacy in the country, however, has borne its fruit and has provided excellent results in Equatorial Guinea, to the point that, according to the latest data offered by UNESCO, it is the country with the highest adult literacy rate of the entire Sub-Saharan Africa, having reached 93% of the population.

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Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (born 5 June 1942) is an Equatoguinean politician who has been President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. He ousted his uncle, dictator Francisco Macías Nguema, in an August 1979 military coup and has overseen Equatorial Guinea's emergence as an important oil producer, beginning in the 1990s. Obiang was Chairperson of the African Union from 31 January 2011 to 29 January 2012.

Obiang is Africa's longest serving leader, having been in power for three decades[1] Equatorial Guinea is one of the continent’s largest producers of oil, but ranks very poorly in the United Nations human development index; the vast majority of Equatorial Guineans hardly have access to clean drinking water.[2] Critics have described Obiang as a dictator.

Born into the Esangui clan in Acoacán, Obiang joined the military during the colonial period, and attended the Military Academy in Zaragoza, Spain. He achieved the rank of lieutenant after his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema, was elected the country's first president. Under Macías, Obiang held various jobs, including governor of Bioko and leader of the National Guard.[3] He was also head of Black Beach Prison, which was notorious for subjecting inmates to severe torture.[4]

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (born 5 June 1942) is an Equatoguinean politician who has been president of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. He is Africa’s longest serving leader. He’s helped Africa become one of the leading oil sellers. He was in the military before he became president. He is also head of Black Beach Prison, which is notorious for torturing inmates. 

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Demographics of Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Equatorial Guinea, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

According to the 2010 revison of the World Population Prospects the total population was 700 000 in 2010, compared to only 226 000 in 1950. The proportion of children below the age of 15 in 2010 was 39.2%, 57.9% was between 15 and 65 years of age, while 2.9% was 65 years or older .[1]

Registration of vital events is in Equatorial Guinea not complete. The Population Departement of the United Nations prepared the following estimates. [1]

The total population Guinea Ecuatorial is 700,000 in 2010. Compared to the 226,000 in 1950. Most of the population is over 16 years old. 2.9% of the population is over 65 years old. This article is about the demographic features of the population of Guinea Ecuatorial, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population

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map of guinea ecuatorial - Bing Images

map of guinea ecuatorial - Bing Images | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

Guinea Ecuatorial is located in Mid-Africa. It is on the coast line of the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a island of Guinea Ecuatorial. It is called the Bioko Island it is in the Gulf of Guinea. The Gulf of Guinea is between the Bioko Island and Africa.

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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea weather and forecast

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea weather and forecast | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

It tends to rain on the Bioko Island. But in the mainland they dont get very much rain. It is usually very hot.

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'No alternative' in Equatorial Guinea elections - 28 Nov 09

President of Guinea Ecuatorial

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Operation Christmas Child 2011 / Guinea Ecuatorial

Some of the families in Guinea have a hard time affording christmas presents. Sometimes missionaries will help them out. This video shows that.

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Oil Corruption in Equatorial Guinea

Oil Corruption in Equatorial Guinea | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

Few countries symbolize oil-fueled corruption and nepotism more than Equatorial Guinea, a small African country nestled in the Gulf of Guinea whose cast includes a life-long dictator, a family clan that monopolizes power, and enormous oil wealth that gets funneled to secret bank accounts around the world. The former Spanish colony has also attracted a lot of attention in the past decade as one of the fastest-growing oil producers in Africa and a promising source of petroleum imports for the United States. Equatorial Guinea now produces about 500,000 barrels of oil a day — almost all of it exported across the Atlantic.

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Fish Recipes Veracruz Grilled Whole (Stove BBQ Summer) || KIN EATS

Fish is a highly used food in the Guinea. They mix special herbs and spices to add flavor. Sometimes will add alcohol to the dish to intensify the flavor. Beer is usually the drink they will have with this type of dish. 

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Answer to: What type of government does guinea have?

Answer to: What type of government does guinea have? | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

Guinea has a Presidental Republic. which means that the president rules all. 

A republic is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter" , not the private concern or property of the rulers, and where offices of states are subsequently directly or indirectly elected or appointed rather than inherited. In modern times, a common simplified definition of a republic is a government where the head of state is not a monarch

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Equatorial Guinea Currency

Guinea Ecuatorial uses 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 250, and 500's. They use the Bank of the Central African States. Only currency issued by theBanque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (Bank of Central African States) is valid; currency issued by the Banque des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (Bank of West African States) is not. The CFA Franc is tied to the Euro.

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area of guinea ecuatorial - Bing

Guinea Ecuatorial area- 10,830.55 sq miles (28,051 sq km).  Camaroon and Gabon border Guinea Ecuatorial. Has one big area on shore and a few smaller islands off shore. It is just south of the equator. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa.

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flag of guinea ecuatorial - Bing Images

flag of guinea ecuatorial - Bing Images | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

Red, White, Green, and Blue are the colors of the Guinea Ecuatorials flag. It also has a tree with six flags above it.The stars represent the islands and mainland. The blue triangle represents the oceans.Red is for the struggle for independence.White represents peace. Green represents the vegetation and agricultural wealth. The tree represents the countrys historical link to Spain.

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Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial

Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Josh McLain | Scoop.it

Guinea Ecuatorial is located in Middle Africa. It also has several offshore islands. It is very small, about 11,000 square miles. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa. The largest city in the country is Bata.

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