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Equatorial Guinea Geography 2017
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Equatorial Guinea Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 28,051 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 146

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Maryland

Land boundaries:
total: 528 km
border countries (2): Cameroon 183 km, Gabon 345 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
296 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

Climate:
tropical; always hot, humid

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

Elevation:
mean elevation: 577 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Pico Basile 3,008 m

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

Land use:
agricultural land: 10.1% arable land 4.3%; permanent crops 2.1%; permanent pasture 3.7%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 57.5%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 32.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
violent windstorms; flash floods
volcanism: Santa Isabel (elev. 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:
tap water is non-potable; deforestation

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

NOTE: The information regarding Equatorial Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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