flag Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea: Introduction

Capital: Malabo


Total Population: 1,402,985
Natural Increase: 3.4%
Density: 50 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 73.1%
Ethnic Origins: The population is composed of different ethnic groups such as the Fang, Bubi, Ndowe, Annobon and Bujeba.
Official Language: Spanish, French
Other Languages Spoken: Fang, Bubi
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic).
Literacy Rate: 87.0%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

Country Overview

Area: 28,050 km²
Type of State: Republic. Authoritarian regime.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Sizeable revenue from petroleum exploitation but only a small minority benefits from it.
HDI*: 0.587/1
HDI (World Rank): 138/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Equatorial Guinea, dial 00
To call Equatorial Guinea, dial +240
Internet Suffix: .gq
Telephone Lines: 2.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 13.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 66% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,8002,1723,0872,2751,724
Exports of Goods (million USD) 4,8005,2006,5005,3003,200
Imports of Services (million USD) n/a0000
Exports of Services (million USD) n/a0000

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data


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