|Full name||Republic of Equatorial Guinea|
|Language||Spanish, French, Portuguese|
|Currency||Central African CFA Franc (CFA)|
|Religion||Roman Catholic, traditional African|
|National Anthem||Caminemos pisando las sendas|
|Places to Visit||Bata, Malabo, Monte Alen National Park, Ureca and many others.|
|Transport||There are t wo flights in a week that leave from Madrid & Spain to Malabo. Avail the flight that leave from US to Equatorial Guinea. One can take minibus ride from Cameroon or Gabon. Bush Taxis are available here for traveling.|
|Shopping||African print fabric, hardware and native handicrafts.|
Equatorial Guinea is nowhere nestled near the equator and is constituted with several islands. Bioko Island is one among them that is placed a few miles away from the Cameroon. Annobón Island is yet another important island which is situated somewhat near the southwestern region of Bioko Island. The largest of them being the Rio Muni, a continental region that is placed in the midst of Cameroon and Gabon mainland. Apart from these islands the other islets that are placed here are Corisco, Elobey Grande, Elobey Chico. The overall area of Equatorial Guinea is quite similar to Connecticut in its size. With thickly forested hills to coastal plains, from extinct volcanoes to inland waterways the place of Equatorial Guinea has it all within its domain.
Location Of Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea is nestled towards the western side of the coastal region of Africa, adjoining along the North Atlantic Ocean. Engulfed on both end is Cameroon, which lies towards the northern side while towards the east and south resides Gabon. The Gulf of Guinea has its borders along the western side, while the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe rests on the southwestern region.
Flag Of Equatorial Guinea
The flag of Equatorial Guinea was accepted during the month of October 12, 1968. The flag is designed with horizontal color tricolor bands with green color on the topmost band, white in the center and red at the bottommost. A blue triangle overlaps a portion of these three bands from the hoist side. The Coat of arms is placed beautifully in the center portion of the white band.
It is the color blue that denotes the sea while the green symbolizes the rich country farmlands and the red signifies the independence of the place. There is a silk cotton tree that lies in the center position of the silver shield. The six different part of the country is depicted from the gold stars placed above the shield. The flag carries the message of national motto, which is basically Unity, Peace and Justice.
Climate Of Equatorial Guinea
The climatic condition of Equatorial Guinea is tropical in nature that witnesses both wet and dry seasons. It is during the month of June to August where Rio Muni experiences dry climatic condition and Bioko witnesses wet weather conditions from December to February. The Annobón region continuously registers misty conditions with regular rainfall. It is during the month of April to January where continuous down pouring generally occurs.
Flora And Fauna Of Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea boasts of about 140 species of trees mainly palms and hardwoods. Yams and bananas are the native plants that are common in this area. Monkeys, chimpanzees, sitatunga, mandrill, giant frog, elephants, and gray doves can be frequently sighted in this region. Monte Alen National Park that is nestled in the Niefang mountains near the mainland region, which is a home to about 105 different species of mammals.
People Of Equatorial Guinea
The population of Equatorial Guinea is separated into several ethnic groups namely the Fang, Bubi, Bisio, Bujeba, Ndowe, Combe and Annobónese community.
The official language of the region is Spanish. Though French is even widely accepted.
Greeting is considered as an important gesture among the local natives residing in this region. People indulge in social interaction where touching or conversing close to one other is considered important as it shows due respect between one another.
Arts, Culture And Music Of Equatorial Guinea
Art: The Equatorial Guinea is known for traditionally designing sculpture or indulging in mask making. Fang art is an abstract form of art that is quite popular here within the region.
Music: The Fang community are recognised by their mvet music which is a blend between the zither and a harp. The place is famous for its music styles which includes soukous and makossa's Pan African styles. Apart from these reggae and rock and roll are also quite in vogue. The balélé and the risque ibanga are the main native dance of this region, which is accompanied with sanza, xylophone, drums, zithers, and bow harps instruments. Ibanga is the popular Fang dance of the region.
Economy Of Equatorial Guinea
The economic growth of Equatorial Guinea depends on the region's massive oil production. It is even recognized, as the third-largest oil producer as far as the areas of Sub-Saharan Africa is concerned.
Initially cocoa production was a major source of revenue income within the country.
The economic growth mainly depends on Forestry, farming and fishing presently.
The natural resources of this region include elements like titanium, iron ore, manganese, uranium, and alluvial gold.
The agricultural production of the region includes Coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava, bananas, palm oil, nuts, livestock and timber.
The commodities that are imported here includes petroleum, manufactured goods and equipment. The exported goods includes timber and cocoa.
The prevelant industry of the region are Petroleum, fishing, sawmilling, natural gas.
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