Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

República de Guinea Ecuatorial

Area: 10,830 sq. mi. (28,051 sq. km).

Population: 743,600 (2012E—UN); 704,001 (2013E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Centers (2011E—UN): MALABO (137,000).

Official Language: Spanish. (French was adopted as a “commercial” language in September 1997 during a period of friction between Malabo and Madrid. In addition various African dialects are spoken, and pidgin English serves as a commercial lingua franca.)

Monetary Unit: CFA franc (official rate November 1, 2013: 486.52 CFA francs = $1US). The CFA franc, previously pegged to the French franc, is now permanently pegged to the euro at 655.957 CFA francs = 1 euro.

President: Gen. Teodoro OBIANG Nguema Mbasogo (Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea), assumed power as president of a Supreme Military Council following ...

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