Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

About Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Middle Africa. It has two parts: a Continental Region (Ro Muni), including several small offshore islands including Corisco, Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico; and an insular region containing Annobn island and Bioko island (formerly Fernando P) where the capital Malabo is situated. Annobn is the southernmost island of Equatorial Guinea and is situated just south of the equator. Bioko island is the northernmost point of Equatorial Guinea. Between the two islands and to the east is the mainland region. Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Cameroon on the north, Gabon on the south and east, and the Gulf of Guinea on the west, where the island nation of So Tom and Prncipe is located between Bioko and Annobn. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name is suggestive of its location near both the equator and the Gulf of Guinea.

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