Equatorial Guinea

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President: Gen. (Ret.) Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO (since 3 August 1979 when he seized power in a military coup)

Government System: Republic

Capital City: Malabo

Population: 535,881 (July 2005 est.)

Tropical; always hot, humid.

Internet Users: 1,800 (2002)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 41,500 (2003)

Literacy (total population): 85.7%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 49.7 years

Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum, sand and gravel, clay.

Industries: Petroleum, fishing, saw milling, natural gas.

Agricultural Products: Coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava (tapioca), bananas, palm oil nuts; livestock; timber.

Export Partners: US 29.3%, China 22.8%, Spain 16%, Taiwan 14.9%, Canada 6.8% (2004).

Import Partners: US 26.8%, Cote d'Ivoire 21.4%, Spain 13.6%, France 8.8%, UK 7.8%, Italy 4.4% (2004).

Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF); note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States.

Flag 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).

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REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ek.html


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