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    Equatorial Guinea Geography - 1991

      Total area: 28,050 km2
      land area: 28,050 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Maryland

      Land boundaries: 539 km total
      Cameroon 189 km, Gabon 350 km

      Coastline: 296 km

      Maritime claims: Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: maritime boundary dispute with Gabon because of disputed sovereignty over islands in Corisco Bay

      Climate: tropical; always hot, humid

      Terrain: coastal plains rise to interior hills; islands are volcanic

      Natural resources: timber, crude oil, small unexploited deposits of gold, manganese, uranium

      Land use: arable land 8%; permanent crops 4%; meadows and pastures 4%; forest and woodland 51%; other 33%

      Environment: subject to violent windstorms

      Note: insular and continental regions rather widely separated

      NOTE: The information regarding Equatorial Guinea on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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