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Equatorial Guinea Geography

Equatorial Guinea    Geography Top of Page
Location: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon
Geographic coordinates: 2 00 N, 10 00 E
Map references: Africa
Area: total:  28,051 sq km

land:  28,051 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Maryland
Land boundaries: total:  539 km

border countries:  Cameroon 189 km, Gabon 350 km
Coastline: 296 km
Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone:  200 NM

territorial sea:  12 NM
Climate: tropical; always hot, humid
Terrain: coastal plains rise to interior hills; islands are volcanic
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Atlantic Ocean 0 m

highest point:  Pico Basile 3,008 m
Natural resources: oil, petroleum, timber, small unexploited deposits of gold, manganese, uranium
Land use: arable land:  5%

permanent crops:  4%

permanent pastures:  4%

forests and woodland:  46%

other:  41% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: violent windstorms, flash floods
Environment - current issues: tap water is not potable; desertification
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ship Pollution

signed, but not ratified:  none of the selected agreements
Geography - note: insular and continental regions rather widely separated


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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