Country Brief

Official Name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Capital: Malabo

Government

President: Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Vice President: Mr. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue

Prime Minister: Mr. Francisco Pascual Obama Asue

Foreign Minister: Mr. Simeon Oyono Esono Angue

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons: Mr. Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima

Location

Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon. 2 00 N, 10 00 E, Total area: 28,051 sq km. Insular and continental regions widely separated; despite its name, no part of the Equator passes through Equatorial Guinea; the mainland part of the country is located just north of the Equator

Climate

Tropical; always hot, humid

Time

GMT + 1 hour

Currency

Afrique Centrale francs (Central African Franc) (XAF),

Exchange Rate

1US$= XAF 605

Population

797,457(July 2018)

Literacy

Total population: 95.3%(2015), male:97.4%(2015), female:93%(2015)

Religion

Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices

Languages

Spanish (official) 67.6%, other (includes French (official), Fang, Bubi) 32.4%

National Day

October 12 (1968)