- Equatorial Guinea
Introduction ::Equatorial GuineaBackground:Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999, 2004, and 2008 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production, resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, improvements in the population's living standards have been slow to develop.Geography ::Equatorial GuineaLocation:Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and GabonGeographic coordinates:2 00 N, 10 00 EArea:total: 28,051 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 146land: 28,051 sq kmwater: 0 sq kmArea - comparative:slightly smaller than MarylandLand boundaries:total: 539 kmborder countries: Cameroon 189 km, Gabon 350 kmCoastline:296 kmMaritime claims:territorial sea: 12 nmexclusive economic zone: 200 nmClimate:tropical; always hot, humidTerrain:coastal plains rise to interior hills; islands are volcanicElevation extremes:lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mhighest point: Pico Basile 3,008 mNatural resources:petroleum, natural gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum, sand and gravel, clayLand use:arable land: 4.63%permanent crops: 2.5%other: 92.87% (2011)Irrigated land:NATotal renewable water resources:26 cu km (2011)Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):total: 0.02 cu km/yr (80%/15%/5%)per capita: 31.41 cu m/yr (2005)Natural hazards:violent windstorms; flash floodsvolcanism: 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 GuineaEnvironment - current issues:tap water is not potable; deforestationEnvironment - 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, Wetlandssigned, but not ratified: none of the selected agreementsGeography - note:insular and continental regions widely separatedPeople and Society ::Equatorial GuineaNationality:noun: Equatorial Guinean(s) or Equatoguinean(s)adjective: Equatorial Guinean or EquatoguineanEthnic groups:Fang 85.7%, Bubi 6.5%, Mdowe 3.6%, Annobon 1.6%, Bujeba 1.1%, other 1.4% (1994 census)Languages:Spanish (official) 67.6%, other (includes French (official), Fang, Bubi) 32.4% (1994 census)Religions:nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practicesPopulation:704,001 (July 2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 166Age structure:0-14 years: 41% (male 146,797/female 142,034)15-24 years: 19.4% (male 69,547/female 67,096)25-54 years: 31.3% (male 109,062/female 111,489)55-64 years: 4.2% (male 12,647/female 16,708)65 years and over: 4.1% (male 12,163/female 16,458) (2013 est.)Dependency ratios:total dependency ratio: 71.4 %youth dependency ratio: 66.6 %elderly dependency ratio: 4.8 %potential support ratio: 21 (2013)Median age:total: 19.2 yearsmale: 18.7 yearsfemale: 19.8 years (2013 est.)Population growth rate:2.58% (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 25Birth rate:34.35 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 30Death rate:8.59 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 79Net migration rate:0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 84Urbanization:urban population: 39.5% of total population (2011)rate of urbanization: 3.16% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)Major urban areas - population:MALABO (capital) 137,000 (2011)Sex ratio:at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female25-54 years: 0.97 male(s)/female55-64 years: 0.76 male(s)/female65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/femaletotal population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2013 est.)Maternal mortality rate:240 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)country comparison to the world: 49Infant mortality rate:total: 73.12 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 14male: 74.18 deaths/1,000 live birthsfemale: 72.03 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)Life expectancy at birth:total population: 63.12 yearscountry comparison to the world: 184male: 62.09 yearsfemale: 64.18 years (2013 est.)Total fertility rate:4.74 children born/woman (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 25Contraceptive prevalence rate:10.1% (2000)Health expenditures:4.5% of GDP (2010)country comparison to the world: 151Physicians density:0.3 physicians/1,000 population (2004)Hospital bed density:2.1 beds/1,000 population (2010)Drinking water source:improved:urban: 45% of populationrural: 42% of populationtotal: 43% of populationunimproved:urban: 55% of populationrural: 58% of populationtotal: 57% of population (2000 est.)HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:5% (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 15HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:20,000 (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 78HIV/AIDS - deaths:fewer than 1,000 (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 73Major infectious diseases:degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne disease: malaria and dengue feveranimal contact disease: rabies (2013)Obesity - adult prevalence rate:10.6% (2008)country comparison to the world: 129Children under the age of 5 years underweight:10.6% (2004)country comparison to the world: 67Education expenditures:0.6% of GDP (2003)country comparison to the world: 173Literacy:definition: age 15 and over can read and writetotal population: 94.2%male: 97.1%female: 91.1% (2011 est.)School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):total: 8 yearsmale: 9 yearsfemale: 7 years (2002)Child labor - children ages 5-14:total number: 35,382percentage: 28 % (2000 est.)Government ::Equatorial GuineaCountry name:conventional long form: Republic of Equatorial Guineaconventional short form: Equatorial Guinealocal long form: Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial/Republique de Guinee equatorialelocal short form: Guinea Ecuatorial/Guinee equatorialeformer: Spanish GuineaGovernment type:republicCapital:name: Malabogeographic coordinates: 3 45 N, 8 47 Etime difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)Administrative divisions:7 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Annobon, Bioko Norte, Bioko Sur, Centro Sur, Kie-Ntem, Litoral, Wele-NzasIndependence:12 October 1968 (from Spain)National holiday:Independence Day, 12 October (1968)Constitution:approved by national referendum 17 November 1991; amended January 1995 and November 2011Legal system:mixed system of civil and customary lawInternational law organization participation:has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCtSuffrage:18 years of age; universalExecutive branch:chief of state: President Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Teodoro OBIANG Nguema Mbasogo (since 3 August 1979 when he seized power in a military coup)head of government: Prime Minister Vicente Ehate TOMI (since 22 May 2012)cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president(For more information visit the World Leaders website )elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term (two term limits); election last held on 29 November 2009 (next to be held in 2015); prime minister and deputy prime ministers appointed by the president; note - according to the constitutional referendum on November 2011, elections are to be held in 2015 and the presidency is limited to two termselection results: Teodoro OBIANG Nguema Mbasogo reelected president; percent of vote - Teodoro OBIANG Nguema Mbasogo 95.8%, Placido Mico ABOGO 3.6%, other 0.6%Legislative branch:bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (70 seats; 55 seats directly elected and 15 appointed by the president) and the House of People's Representatives or Camara de Representantes del Pueblo (100 seats; members directly elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)elections: last held on 26 May 2013 (next to be held in 2018)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PDGE 54, CPDS 1; House of People's Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PDGE 99, CPDS 1note: note - Parliament has little power since the constitution vests all executive authority in the president; the constitutional referendum of 2011 established a bicameral legislature formed following the May 2013 elections; the newly formed Senate consists of elected and appointed (by the President) membersJudicial branch:highest court(s): Supreme Court of Justice (consists of the chief justice and NA judges); Constitutional Court (consists of the court president and 4 members)judge selection and term of office: Supreme Court judges appointed by the president for 5-year terms; Constitutional Court members appointed by the presidentsubordinate courts: Court of Guarantees; military courts; Courts of Appeal; first instance tribunals; district and county tribunalsPolitical parties and leaders:Convergence Party for Social Democracy or CPDS [Placido MICO Abogo]Democratic Party for Equatorial Guinea or PDGE [Teodoro OBIANG Nguema Mbasogo] (ruling party)Electoral Coalition or ECParty for Progress of Equatorial Guinea or PPGE [Severo MOTO]Popular Action of Equatorial Guinea or APGE [Avelino MOCACHE]Popular Union or UP [Daniel MARTINEZ Ayecaba]Political pressure groups and leaders:ASODEGUE (Madrid-based pressure group for democratic reform)EG Justice (US-based anti-corruption group)International organization participation:ACP, AfDB, AU, BDEAC, CEMAC, CPLP (associate), FAO, FZ, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ITSO, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OAS (observer), OIF, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WTO (observer)Diplomatic representation in the US:chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Roman OBAMA Ekuachancery: 2020 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009telephone:  (202) 518-5700FAX:  (202) 518-5252consul general(s): HoustonDiplomatic representation from the US:chief of mission: Ambassador Mark L. ASQUINOembassy: K-3, Carretera de Aeropuerto, Al lado de Restaurante El Paraiso, Malabomailing address: B.P. 817, Yaounde, Cameroon; US Embassy Yaounde, US Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-2520telephone:  333 09 88 95Flag description:three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red, with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side and the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms has six yellow six-pointed stars (representing the mainland and five offshore islands) above a gray shield bearing a silk-cotton tree and below which is a scroll with the motto UNIDAD, PAZ, JUSTICIA (Unity, Peace, Justice); green symbolizes the jungle and natural resources, blue represents the sea that connects the mainland to the islands, white stands for peace, and red recalls the fight for independenceNational symbol(s):silk cotton treeNational anthem:name: ""Caminemos pisando la senda"" (Let Us Tread the Path)lyrics/music: Atanasio Ndongo MIYONO/Atanasio Ndongo MIYONO or Ramiro Sanchez LOPEZ (disputed)note: adopted 1968Economy ::Equatorial GuineaEconomy - overview:The discovery and exploitation of large oil and gas reserves have contributed to dramatic economic growth, but fluctuating oil prices have produced huge swings in GDP growth in recent years. The economy is still dominated by hydrocarbon production. The government has solicited foreign investment, particularly from the United States, to diversify the economy. Undeveloped natural resources include gold, zinc, diamonds, columbite-tantalite, and other base metals. Forestry and farming are also minor components of GDP. Subsistence farming is the dominant form of livelihood. Although pre-independence Equatorial Guinea counted on cocoa production for hard currency earnings, the neglect of the rural economy under successive regimes has diminished potential for agriculture-led growth. The government has stated its intention to reinvest some oil revenue into agriculture. A number of aid programs sponsored by the World Bank and the IMF have been cut off since 1993 because of corruption and mismanagement. The government has been widely criticized for its lack of transparency and misuse of oil revenues. The government has made efforts to address this issue working towards compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2010. The economy recovered from the global recession in 2011-12 stimulated by higher oil prices and large investments in public infrastructure and hotels.GDP (purchasing power parity):$19.6 billion (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 132$19.21 billion (2011 est.)$18.38 billion (2010 est.)note: data are in 2012 US dollarsGDP (official exchange rate):$17.21 billion (2012 est.)GDP - real growth rate:2% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 1354.5% (2011 est.)-2.6% (2010 est.)GDP - per capita (PPP):$26,400 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 59$26,600 (2011 est.)$26,100 (2010 est.)note: data are in 2010 US dollars; population figures are uncertain for Equatorial Guinea; these per capita income figures are based on a estimated population of less than 700,000; some estimates put the figure as high as 1.2 million people; if true, the per capita GDP figures would be significantly lowerGross national saving:23% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 5927% of GDP (2011 est.)35.4% of GDP (2010 est.)GDP - composition, by end use:household consumption: 36.7%government consumption: 3.2%investment in fixed capital: 32.4%investment in inventories: 0.6%exports of goods and services: 69.3%imports of goods and services: -42.1%(2012 est.)GDP - composition, by sector of origin:agriculture: 3.1%industry: 89%services: 7.9% (2012 est.)Agriculture - products:coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava (manioc), bananas, palm oil nuts; livestock; timberIndustries:petroleum, natural gas, sawmillingIndustrial production growth rate:4.1% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 65Labor force:195,200 (2007)country comparison to the world: 172Unemployment rate:22.3% (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 166Population below poverty line:NA%Household income or consumption by percentage share:lowest 10%: NA%highest 10%: NA%Budget:revenues: $6.429 billionexpenditures: $6.585 billion (2012 est.)Taxes and other revenues:37.4% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 55Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):-0.9% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 60Public debt:7.7% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 1467.5% of GDP (2011 est.)Fiscal year:calendar yearInflation rate (consumer prices):5.7% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 1587% (2011 est.)Central bank discount rate:8.5% (31 December 2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 874.25% (31 December 2009 est.)Commercial bank prime lending rate:15% (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 4715% (31 December 2011 est.)Stock of narrow money:$2.683 billion (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 117$1.936 billion (31 December 2011 est.)Stock of broad money:$3.115 billion (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 143$2.166 billion (31 December 2011 est.)Stock of domestic credit:$439.5 million (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 175$570.8 million (31 December 2011 est.)Current account balance:$290.2 million (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 50-$945 million (2011 est.)Exports:$14.73 billion (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 80$13.85 billion (2011 est.)Exports - commodities:petroleum products, timberExports - partners:Japan 18.8%, France 16.1%, China 11.7%, US 11.3%, Spain 7.1%, Netherlands 7.1%, Italy 5.1% (2012)Imports:$7.558 billion (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 108$6.55 billion (2011 est.)Imports - commodities:petroleum sector equipment, other equipment, construction materials, vehiclesImports - partners:Spain 18%, China 17%, US 10.8%, France 7.9%, Cote dIvoire 6.7%, Italy 5.8%, Brazil 4.3% (2012)Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:$4.035 billion (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 99$3.054 billion (31 December 2011 est.)Debt - external:$1.852 billion (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 144$1.49 billion (31 December 2011 est.)Exchange rates:Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF) per US dollar -510.53 (2012 est.)471.87 (2011 est.)495.28 (2010 est.)472.19 (2009)447.81 (2008)Energy ::Equatorial GuineaElectricity - production:97 million kWh (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 195Electricity - consumption:90.21 million kWh (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 196Electricity - exports:0 kWh (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 189Electricity - imports:0 kWh (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 181Electricity - installed generating capacity:31,000 kW (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 189Electricity - from fossil fuels:96.8% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 66Electricity - from nuclear fuels:0% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 82Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:3.2% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 129Electricity - from other renewable sources:0% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 125Crude oil - production:302,500 bbl/day (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 34Crude oil - exports:299,400 bbl/day (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 24Crude oil - imports:0 bbl/day (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 178Crude oil - proved reserves:1.1 billion bbl (1 January 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 39Refined petroleum products - production:0 bbl/day (2008 est.)country comparison to the world: 172Refined petroleum products - consumption:1,588 bbl/day (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 194Refined petroleum products - exports:25,670 bbl/day (2008 est.)country comparison to the world: 70Refined petroleum products - imports:4,561 bbl/day (2008 est.)country comparison to the world: 160Natural gas - production:6.74 billion cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 48Natural gas - consumption:1.58 billion cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 81Natural gas - exports:5.16 billion cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 30Natural gas - imports:0 cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 187Natural gas - proved reserves:36.81 billion cu m (1 January 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 69Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:5.005 million Mt (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 122Communications ::Equatorial GuineaTelephones - main lines in use:13,500 (2010)country comparison to the world: 199Telephones - mobile cellular:426,000 (2011)country comparison to the world: 169Telephone system:general assessment: digital fixed-line network in most major urban areas and good mobile coveragedomestic: fixed-line density is about 2 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing and in 2011 stood at about 60 percent of the populationinternational: country code - 240; international communications from Bata and Malabo to African and European countries; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2011)Broadcast media:state maintains control of broadcast media with domestic broadcast media limited to 1 state-owned TV station, 1 state-owned radio station, and 1 private radio station owned by the president's eldest son; satellite TV service is available; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are accessible (2007)Internet country code:.gqInternet hosts:7 (2012)country comparison to the world: 227Internet users:14,400 (2009)country comparison to the world: 200Transportation ::Equatorial GuineaAirports:7 (2013)country comparison to the world: 166Airports - with paved runways:total: 6over 3,047 m: 12,438 to 3,047 m: 21,524 to 2,437 m: 1under 914 m: 2 (2013)Airports - with unpaved runways:total: 12,438 to 3,047 m: 1 (2013)Pipelines:condensate 42 km; condensate/gas 5 km; gas 79 km; oil 71 km (2013)Roadways:total: 2,880 km (2000)country comparison to the world: 168Merchant marine:total: 5country comparison to the world: 128by type: cargo 1, chemical tanker 1, petroleum tanker 3foreign-owned: 1 (Norway 1) (2010)Ports and terminals:major seaport(s): Bata, Luba, MalaboMilitary ::Equatorial GuineaMilitary branches:Equatorial Guinea Armed Forces (FAGE): Equatorial Guinea National Guard (Guardia Nacional de Guinea Ecuatoria, GNGE (Army), with Coast Guard (Navy) and Air Wing) (2013)Military service age and obligation:18 years of age for selective compulsory military service, although conscription is rare in practice; 18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary service; 2-year service obligation; women hold only administrative positions in the Coast Guard (2013)Manpower available for military service:males age 16-49: 151,147females age 16-49: 150,345 (2010 est.)Manpower fit for military service:males age 16-49: 113,277females age 16-49: 115,320 (2010 est.)Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:male: 7,398female: 7,126 (2010 est.)Military expenditures:0.1% of GDP (2011)country comparison to the world: 171Transnational Issues ::Equatorial GuineaDisputes - international:in 2002, ICJ ruled on an equidistance settlement of Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea-Nigeria maritime boundary in the Gulf of Guinea, but a dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon over an island at the mouth of the Ntem River and imprecisely defined maritime coordinates in the ICJ decision delayed final delimitation; UN urged Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to resolve the sovereignty dispute over Gabon-occupied Mbane and lesser islands and to create a maritime boundary in the hydrocarbon-rich Corisco BayTrafficking in persons:current situation: Equatorial Guinea is a source and destination country for women and children subjected to forced labor and sexual exploitation; children have been trafficked from nearby countries for work as domestic servants, market laborers, ambulant vendors, and launderers; women may also be trafficked to Equatorial Guinea from Cameroon, Benin, other neighboring countries, and China for forced labor or prostitution; Equatorial Guinean girls may be encouraged by their parents to engage in the sex trade in urban centers to receive groceries, gifts, housing, and moneytier rating: Tier 3 - Equatorial Guinea does not fully comply with the minimum standards on the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; the government has initiated no investigations or prosecutions of suspected trafficking offenses and demonstrated no efforts to identify victims or to provide them with necessary services, despite being required to do so under its 2004 anti-trafficking law; the government shows a slight increase in its efforts to prevent trafficking with the creation in 2012 of a working-level committee to combat human trafficking, but it has not launched any public anti-trafficking campaigns or implemented any programs to address forced child labor (2013)"
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