Quick Facts

  • Official name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • Independence: 1968 (from Spain)
  • Population: 740,743
  • Official languages: Spanish, French
  • Consists of two parts: a continental region and an insular region divided into to a total of seven provinces
  • Capital city: Malaba (pop. 145,000)
  • Climate: tropical
  • Economy: based on oil export, subsistence farming
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Literacy rate: 87%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • Type: republic
  • Chief of state: President Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (since 1979)
  • Head of government: Prime Minister Vicente Ehate Tomi (since 2012)- appointed by the president

Healthcare Statistics

  • Infant mortality rate: 69.17/1000
  • Maternal mortality rate: 342/100,000
  • Life expectancy: 63.85 years
  • Total fertility rate: 4.57 children/woman
  • Health expenditures: 3.5% GDP
  • Physician density: 0.3/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 2.1/1,000
  • Children under age 5 underweight: 5.6%
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 6.16%
  • Infectious disease risk: very high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, rabies
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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