The Lord's Move to Africa

Equatorial Guinea

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Country Profile

Location: Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon 
Geographical Size: 28,051 sq km 
Climate: tropical; always hot, humid 
Population: 797,457 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 31.7 births/1,000 population (2018 est.) Languages: Spanish (official) 67.6%, other (includes Fang, Bubi, Portuguese (official), French (official)) 32.4% (1994 census) 
Religion: nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, Muslim, Baha'i, animist, indigenous 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Malabo; note - a new capital of Oyala is being built on the mainland near Djibloho; Malabo is on the island of Bioko 
Economy: Exploitation of oil and gas deposits are the main sources of income. Forestry and farming are minor components of GDP. Subsistence farming is the dominant form of livelihood. Undeveloped mineral resources include gold, zinc, diamonds, columbite-tantalite, and other base metals. The government has been trying to attracting investment in five sectors: agriculture and animal ranching, fishing, mining and petrochemicals, tourism, and financial services. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $31.52 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 10,989 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 575,650 (July 2016 est.) Internet users 180,597 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA