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Four More Additional Things That Interest me

Four More Additional Things That Interest me | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

Guinea Ecuatorial is just a little smaller than the American state of Maryland. Guinea Ecuatorial has an estimated population of 720,213 in a small space like that i think is very interesting.Another thing, Guinea Ecuatorial has a varying amounts of gold, bauxite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, clay, and sand. Guinea Ecuatorial is a semi-poor country, but is rich in some resources.In Guinea Ecuatorial beer is extremely expencive ,but a cheap local sugarcane brew is easily available all over the country.One other thing i think is pretty interesting is that they keep a president for more then two terms.In Guinea Ecuatorial there president is the head of state also and he is pretty much in office till death.

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Tourist Attractions on the Island of Bioko in Guinea Ecuatorial

The island of Bioko is one of the most beautiful and biologically-significant places in Africa. It is home to more than fifty unique species of plants,and during the dry season butterflies gather  in the rainforest. Also, in the dry seasn the indangered marine turtles come ashore to nest on the black sand beaches. Nearly 200 species of birds fly amongst the island's three volcanic peaks. The rainforest is one of the greatest attractions on the Bioko Island.

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Important Holidays in Guinea Ecuatorial

On March 8, they celebrate an international (all of Africa) Women's Day where they honnor and thank all the women for what they do everyday.ON June 7,they celebrate Corpus Christi (also known as the feast of the body of Christ).On August 3, they celebrate air forces day which is celebrated in many countries in order to respect their military organizations together.On this day, all the divisions of the defense together are respected for their huge devotion and dedication towards the country.On October 12,they celebrate their INdependence Day which is much like ours just little celebrations honnoring the fight for independence.

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Important Industries in Guinea Ecuatorial

Important Industries in Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

In Guinea Ecuatorial there isn't many industries the country only contributes a 0.6 percent of GDP. Manufacturing is limited to the mainland processing of timber and a water-bottling plant at Bata.In the late 1980s Guinea Ecuatorial was fueled by international aid,but now is fueled by oil. The country is the sixth largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Oil remains the largest export for Guinea Ecuatorial. Profits from the oil industry are used for upgrading the country's infrastructure. Minning is also another big industry, it is believed that Guinea Ecuatorial has the largest deposits of gold, diamonds, uranium, bauxite, iron ore, titanium, manganese, and copper.





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Food in Guinea Ecuatorial

The main foods are cassava root, bananas, rice, and yams. People supplement their primarily plant-based diet through hunting and fishing. Palm wine and malamba (an alcoholic drink made from sugarcane) are both popular. Chicken and duck is usually very popular on special occasions.Guinean Ecuatorials are more likely to drink African tea (called Osang), palm wine or a locally produced sugar cane alcohol known as malamba.All there food is made from the rich resourse people have there.there aren't many resurants avalible ,so home cooked meals are common.

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Government in Guinea Ecuatorial

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Guinea Ecuatorial's 1991 constitution was amended in 1995. Guinea Ecuatorial is under a dictatorship government.The president has all control.The president has the power to  name and dismiss cabinet members and judges, make laws by decree, dissolve the Chamber of People's Representatives, negotiate and ratify treaties, and call legislative elections. The president is commander in chief of the armed forces and maintains close supervision of military activity. The prime minister is appointed by the president and operates under powers designated by the president.

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Currency and Exchange Rate for Guinea Ecuatorial

Currency and Exchange Rate for Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

Guinea Ecuatorial is part of the French Monetary Area. Only currency issued by theBanque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (Bank of Central African States) is valid. The CFA Franc is tied to the Euro.Guinea Ecuatorial use only cach money credit isn't used.Alos,they dont have ATMs.THe official exchange rate was last reported at 471.87 in201,according to a World Bank report published in 2012.Exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined be national authorities or to the rate determined in the exchange market.It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly average.

   

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The Area of Guinea Ecuatorial

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Guinea Ecuatorial is located in Middle Africa.The country consists of a mainland territory, Rio Minu, which is bordered by Cameroonto in the north and Gabon to the east and south, and five small islands,Bioko, Corisco, Annobon,Small Elobey, and Geat Elobey.Equatorial Guinea has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. From June to August, Río Muni is dry andBiokois wet.From December to February, the reverse occurs. In between there is gradual transition. Rain or mist occurs daily on Annobon, where there has never been a cloudless day. The temperature atMalaboandBioko, ranges from 16 °C to 33 °C . InRío Muni, the average temperature is about 27 °C. The area of Guinea Ecuatorial is 10,830 sq mi.

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Flag of Guinea Ecuatorial

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The Guinea Ecuatorial flag was first ever flown on October 12, 1968(the day Guinea became an independent counrty). In the 1970's the coat of arms was replaced with a different embelem. After that, in 1979 the coat of arms was re-imposed to the flag. The new flag and the one they use today was readopoted on August 21, 1979. The flag of Equatorial Guinea features three horizontal stripes: green, white, and red, from top to bottom. There is a blue triangle pointing away from the flagpole on the hoist side of the flag. The middle stripe of the flag features the national coat of arms that depicts a shield with a silk cotton tree. It is also known as the "God's tree," and represents the historical link between Equatorial Guinea and Spain. The tree is crowned by six yellow stars; the words, "Unidad Paz Justica" - "Unity Peace Justice" are inscribed below the shield.The six yellow stars in the coat of arms represent the mainland and the five main islands of the country: Annobon, Bioko, Corisco, Great Elobey, and Small Elobey.
The green band of the flag symbolizes the lush vegetation, the fertility of crops, and the abundance of forests in the country. White is a symbol of peace and harmony that the country lives. Red signifies the noble patriotic spirit and the blood shed in the struggle for independence. The color blue stands for the clear pristine waters of the vast seas that connect the country with the islands.




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Country name and capital

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The capial of Guinea Ecuatorial is Malabo which is located just off the mainland of Bioko Island. Malabo is known for the abundians of oil that is there. Although, they have much oil Malabo is a very poor place there are not many paved roads or buildings.On January 2012 Malabo co-hosted the Africa Cup of Nationals. The popualtion of Malabo is around 100,000 people.

 

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Weather During this Time of the Year in Malabo

Weather During this Time of the Year in Malabo | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

The weather in Malabo right now at mid-day it is 79 degress and partly cloudy. Throught out this week in Malabo it looks lilke they are calling for thunderstorms till Tuesday. Then from Wednesday till Friday they are calling for nice weather, but on Saturday and Sunday there is a chance of thunderstoems once again.All week the temperature ranges in the mid to high eighties.

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Important People in Guinea Ecuatorial

Important People in Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

Fernado Poo was a Portuguese navigator and explorer of the West AFrican coast. He discovered the islands in the Gulf of Guinea around 1472, he discovered the island of Bioko.Which when he found it was called Fernando Pó His name had also been given to several other places in nearby Cameroon, Portugl, Sierra Leone(todays names).Also,Francisco Macias Nguema,who was the first president of Guinea Ecuatorial.He was known for his scornful ways against his people.He was overthrown by the president today ,Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo,because of him putting people to death.

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timeline of Events in Guinea Ecuatorial

timeline of Events in Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

In 1471, a portuguese navigator Fernao do Po sights the island of Fernando Poo, which is now called Bioko.In 1968, Spanish Guinea granted independence and became the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and  Francisco Macias Nguema was the president.In 1972, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo became the president forever.In February of 1996 President Obiang Nguema wins 99 percent of the vote amided at widespread irregularities. In March of 1996, the mobil oil coorporation announced if had found new and usable oil and gas reserves.In June of 1998, the military sentencesd 15 people to death for attakcs on Bioko island. In June of 2002, - Court jails 68 people for up to 20 years for alleged coup plot against President Obiang Nguema.In 2005, 55 people die when a passenger aircraft crashes not long after take-off from Malabo. In Januaary of 2012,Guinea Ecuatorial co-hosts the Africa Cup of Nations, the continent's biggest football tournament.

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Crops and Agriculture in Guinea Ecuatorial

Crops and Agriculture in Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

Agriculture is the main economic activity, 71% of the population does it.An estimite of 8 percent of the land is used for growing crops.On the island of Bioko it has year-round rainfall, and has active cocoa cultivation.The main food crop is cassava in 2004 there were 45,000 tons produced. Sweet potatoes are the second-largest food crop, with 36,000 tons in 2004, after that is bananas wich account for 20,000 tons in 2004.Before Guinea ECuatorial claimed thier independence the main cash crops were cocoa, coffee, and palm kernels. Some of the cocoa and coffee is smuggled and never make it to state markets, but officals don't realize.

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Religion in Guinea Ecuatorial

Religion in Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

To practice a religion the organization has to be approved by the Ministry of Justice and Religion before it can be practiced. The government is not to found off the Catholic Church, because of its history of criticizing human rights.Nontheless, 80 percent of the population is Roman Catholic. The other 20 percent have held on to their traditional beliefs.Many who are Catholic still practice their traditional beliefs. There are a few Muslims, mostly Hausa traders in the region. The indigenous beliefs are animist, attributing spiritual energy to natural formations.Catholic priests aren't just preist they are also voices in government. Many have been arrested and tortured for speaking out on human rights abuses, social injustice, and corruption.

 

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Literacy Rate of Individuals in Guinea Ecuatorial

Literacy Rate of Individuals in Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

 Education in Guinea Ecuatorial is free and compulsory until age 14. In 1993, the primary enrollment rate was 149.7 percent.Late entry into school and high dropout rates are very common.There girls are more likely to dropout the boys. It is estimated that  45 percent of students complete their primary education. Out of the population of Guinea Ecuatorial the literacy rate is 41 percent,in males it's 68.2 percent, and in females it's 20.6 percent(this as of 2010).

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President of Guinea Ecuatorial

President of Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

The president and head of state of Guinea Ecutorial is Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.He was born on June 5, 1942 in the town of Akoakam-Esangui.He is 70 years old at this day and time. He became president on August 3,1979 and is still the president today. He became president and head of state after overthrowing President Francisco Macias.

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THe Population and Racial Demographics of Guinea Ecuatorial

THe Population and Racial Demographics of Guinea Ecuatorial | Guinea Ecuatorial, Masha Hamby | Scoop.it

The average population in Guinea Ecuatorial was20,213 as reported in 2011. The mix of religious beliefs vary from Christianity 93 percent of the population, Roman Catholics 87 percent, and 6 percent Protestant and independent denominations. Five percent of the population practices indigenous religious beliefs exclusively like the Muslims, Baha'is, and practitioners of other religious beliefs each constitute less than 1 percent of the population. The number of Muslis increasing because of the groeth of West African and Middle Eastern immigrants.The majority of the people of Guinea Ecuatorial are of Bantu origin.The official languages are Spanish, French ,and Portuguese. The life expectancy at birth is for a male 60.71 years and for a female 62.54 years.

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Map of Guinea Ecuatorial

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Guinea Ecuatorial is belived to first be discovered by the Portguese. The capital Malabo was ceded to the spanish in 1778. In 1827, the British founded Malabo and put a naval station there in efforts to stop the slave trade on the African coast. Francisco Macias Nguema became the first president. President Francisco Macias Nguema belived in somthing called "reign of terror" in which a third of Equatorial Guinea's population were sentenced either to exile or death. Resulting from that the economy collapsed and because of the actions of the president he was thrown out and replaced by Teodoro Obiang.

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