Fact – 1
It is a tiny African country bordering Cameroon and Gabon. Consists of two parts: mainland and island. Equatorial Guinea is the richest country in Africa, but this wealth belongs to the president and his entourage.
Fact – 2
More than 1.6 million people live in the country, and about 300 thousand live in the capital Malabo.
Fact – 3
The GDP per capita in this country is $8625 and the average salary is only $260.
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Equatorial Guinea got rich on the export of oil, gas, diamonds and gold. In addition, coffee, bananas and cocoa are grown here.
Fact – 5
Over 70% of the population of Equatorial Guinea live in poverty, and over 40% live in extreme poverty. All of this is the result of unbelievable corruption.
Fact – 6
Human trafficking is one of the main problems in Equatorial Guinea. Young women and children are at the highest risk.
Fact – 7
A significant part of the country’s population does not have access to clean water. 20% of children do not live beyond the age of five.
Fact – 8
Teodoro Obiang, the current President of Equatorial Guinea, has been in office since 1979. He seized power from his uncle in a coup. Obiang is one of the most corrupt and richest heads of state in the world, with a personal fortune of $600 million.
Fact – 9
Former President Francisco Macias was a brutal dictator. The local population considered him a sorcerer and were afraid.
Fact – 10
Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa where Spanish is the official language.
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The capital of Equatorial Guinea is located on the island of Bioko.
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Equatorial Guinea has the highest literacy rate among African countries. More than 95% of the adult population here can read and write.
Fact – 13
Interesting fact: if you know Microsoft Office well, then this is enough to get a good job in Equatorial Guinea.
Fact – 14
Gasoline in Equatorial Guinea can be bought right on the street. However, it is red and with an unknown degree of purification.
Fact – 15
Regular beer in Equatorial Guinea is very expensive. But local (from sugar cane) is cheap and accessible to everyone.
Fact – 16
As in most African countries, football is the most popular sport here.
Fact – 17
Equatorial Guinea produces coffee and cocoa in large quantities. However, the local population usually does not drink coffee.
Fact – 18
There are four countries in the world with the word Guinea in their name: Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Papua New Guinea.
Fact – 19
In Equatorial Guinea, Christianity is the predominant religion. Traditional beliefs are also popular.
Fact – 20
The average life expectancy in Equatorial Guinea is 58 years. This is one of the lowest rates in the world.
Fact – 21
Equatorial Guinea has never won a medal at the Olympics.
Fact – 22
The largest Goliath frog in the world lives in Equatorial Guinea. It can grow up to 34 cm long and weigh up to 3.3 kg.
Fact – 23
The national symbol of Equatorial Guinea is the cotton tree. It is even depicted on the state emblem.
Fact – 24
During a conversation, people in Equatorial Guinea stand very close, often touching or holding hands.
Fact – 25
Due to the special composition, the soil in Equatorial Guinea is reddish. This makes the local scenery look fantastic.