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Equatorial Guinea Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Equatorial Guinea Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon

Geographic coordinates:
2 00 N, 10 00 E

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 28,051 sq km
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land: 28,051 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 146

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Maryland

Land boundaries:
total: 528 km
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border countries (2): Cameroon 183 km, Gabon 345 km

Coastline:
296 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; always hot, humid

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

Elevation:
mean elevation: 577 m
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elevation extremes: 0 m lowest point: Atlantic Ocean
3008 highest point: Pico Basile

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum, sand and gravel, clay

Land use:
agricultural land: 10.1% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 4.3% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 2.1% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 3.7% (2011 est.)
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forest: 57.5% (2011 est.)
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other: 32.4% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
NA
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Population distribution:
only two large cities over 30,000 people (Bata on the mainland, and the capital Malabo on the island of Bioko); small communities are scattered throughout the mainland and the five inhabited islands

Natural hazards:
violent windstorms; flash floods

volcanism: Santa Isabel (3,007 m), which last erupted in 1923, is the country's only historically active volcano; Santa Isabel, along with two dormant volcanoes, form Bioko Island in the Gulf of Guinea

Environment - current issues:
deforestation (forests are threatened by agricultural expansion, fires, and grazing); desertification; water pollution (tap water is non-potable); wildlife preservation

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
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


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Equatorial Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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