Equatorial Guinea: Location, History, Size, Population, & Government

About Equatorial Guinea, information, history size, location, population, people, culture, and government.

Equatorial Guinea

Size--10,830 sq. mi. (28,051 sq. km.). Population--310,000.

Equatorial Guinea is made up of a mainland region, Rio Muni, which is just above the equator along the Gulf of Guinea, on the west coast of Africa; a main island region, the volcanic Fernando Po; and 4 smaller islands. Since receiving their independence from Spain in 1968, the people of Equatorial Guinea have been ruled by a dictator, Francisco Macias Nguema. Relations with Spain have been strained, but Spain is still the main supplier and the main customer. In Rio Muni, 75% of the population are Fangs; on Fernando Po, the Ibos predominate. Most of the people are Catholic.

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