STATUS: Nationalized Work
CHURCHES: 3 Churches
Regional Missionaries Peter & Grace Mua
– Country Information
Equatorial Guinea has a population of of 836,178 as of 2020.
28,050 sq km / 10,830 sq mi (slightly larger than Massachusetts)
The capital city of Malabo is located on the island of Bioko. Bata is the administration capital and is located on the mainland.
79.9% Roman Catholic
4.1% Sunni Muslim
6.9% Other Christian
9.1% Other / Nonreligious
Each ethnic group speaks its own language but Spanish is taught in school and used by the press.
Equatorial Guinea is a country located on the west coast of Africa and also consists of five islands.
Equatorial Guinea’s economy is largely based on petroleum making up more than four-fifths of its gross domestic product. Despite these resources, Equatorial Guinea remains a poor country and farming is the main occupation.
Equatorial Guinea has the highest literacy rate of Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 1472, the Portuguese discovered Equatorial Guinea and in 1474, they signed a treaty giving them exclusive trade rights. In 1778, they gave the territory to Spain in exchange for Brazil. Equatorial Guinea gained independence from Spain on October 12, 1968.
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