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Equatorial Guinea

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If you are looking for this country on the globe, you only have to look for the equator. Equatorial Guinea is the only country on earth, along with the South American state of Ecuador, to have its latitude in its name. An oil boom has made Equatorial Guinea rich, and at the turn of the last century this region was considered the wealthiest country on the African continent. But with its close proximity to the equator, the people of this country live with heavy rainfall year-round. As a result, a tropical rainforest developed right on the doorstep of the capital Malabo, reaching as far as the sea and giving rise to mangroves along the coasts. In the 15th century, it was the Portuguese who found themselves at the African equator on their way to India. In the eighties of the last century, the country between Cameroon, Gabon and the Gulf of Guinea gained independence.

Equatorial Guinea at a glance

Population1.268.000
LanguageFrench, Portuguese und Spanish
Area28051 km2
ContinentAfrica
CurrencyCFA Franc BEAC (XAF)
Neighboring countriesGabon und Cameroon