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Equatorial Guinea (Spanish: Guinea Ecuatorial, French: Guinée équatoriale, Portuguese: Guiné Equatorial), officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Spanish: República de Guinea Ecuatorial, French: République de Guinée équatoriale, Portuguese: República da Guiné Equatorial), is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language. As of 2015, the country has an estimated population of over 1.2 million. Equatorial Guinea consists of two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The insular region consists of the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Pó) in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobón, a small volcanic island south of the equator. Bioko Island is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea and is the site of the country's capital, Malabo. The island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón. The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east. It is the location of Bata, Equatorial Guinea's largest city, and Oyala, the country's planned future capital. Rio Muni also includes several small offshore islands, such as Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico. Since the mid-1990s, Equatorial Guinea has become one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest oil producers. With a population of almost three quarters of a million, it is the richest country per capita in Africa, and its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranks 69th in the world; However, the wealth is distributed very unevenly and few people have benefited from the oil riches. The country ranks 144th on the UN's 2014 Human Development Index. The UN says that less than half of the population has access to clean drinking water and that 20% of children die before reaching the age of five. The country's authoritarian government has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the \worst of the worst\ in Freedom House's annual survey of political and civil rights. Reporters Without Borders ranks President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo among its \predators\ of press freedom. Human trafficking is a significant problem, with the US Trafficking in Persons Report, 2012, stating that \Equatorial Guinea is a source and destination for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.\ The report rates Equatorial Guinea as a \Tier 3\ country, the lowest (worst) ranking: \Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.\ The country is a member of the African Union, Francophonie and the CPLP.Equatorial Guinea (Spanish: Guinea Ecuatorial, French: Guinée équatoriale, Portuguese: Guiné Equatorial), officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Spanish: República de Guinea Ecuatorial, French: République de Guinée équatoriale, Portuguese: República da Guiné Equatorial), is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language. As of 2015, the country has an estimated population of over 1.2 million. Equatorial Guinea consists of two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The insular region consists of the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Pó) in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobón, a small volcanic island south of the equator. Bioko Island is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea and is the site of the country's capital, Malabo. The island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón. The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east. It is the location of Bata, Equatorial Guinea's largest city, and Oyala, the country's planned future capital. Rio Muni also includes several small offshore islands, such as Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico. Since the mid-1990s, Equatorial Guinea has become one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest oil producers. With a population of almost three quarters of a million, it is the richest country per capita in Africa, and its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranks 69th in the world; However, the wealth is distributed very unevenly and few people have benefited from the oil riches. The country ranks 144th on the UN's 2014 Human Development Index. The UN says that less than half of the population has access to clean drinking water and that 20% of children die before reaching the age of five. The country's authoritarian government has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the \worst of the worst\ in Freedom House's annual survey of political and civil rights. Reporters Without Borders ranks President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo among its \predators\ of press freedom. Human trafficking is a significant problem, with the US Trafficking in Persons Report, 2012, stating that \Equatorial Guinea is a source and destination for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.\ The report rates Equatorial Guinea as a \Tier 3\ country, the lowest (worst) ranking: \Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.\ The country is a member of the African Union, Francophonie and the CPLP.
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AnnobonAnnobón Province is a small province of Equatorial Guinea consisting of the island of Annobón and its associated islets in the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean's Cameroon Line. The provincial capital is San Antonio de Palé on the north side of the island; the other town is Mabana, formerly known as San Pedro. The roadstead is relatively safe, and some passing vessels take advantage of it in order to obtain water and fresh provisions, of which Annobon offers an abundant supply. However, there is no regular shipping service to the rest of Equatorial Guinea, and ships call as infrequently as every few months. During the 2015 census, it had 5,232 inhabitants, a small population increase from the 5,008 registered by the 2001 census. The official language is Spanish but most of the inhabitantsShow on map
Bioko NorteBioko Norte Province is the most populated of the seven provinces of Equatorial Guinea. Both the provincial capitol, Rebola, and the national capital, Malabo are located here. It occupies the northern part of the island of Bioko, the remainder of which comprises Bioko Sur Province. The uninhabited island of Islote Horacio (3°45′33″N 8°54′30″E / 3.75917°N 8.90833°E) is located off the northeast coast. It contains a lighthouse.Show on map
Bioko SurBioko Sur Province is a province of Equatorial Guinea. Its capital is Luba. It occupies the southern part of the island of Bioko, the remnant of which comprises Bioko Norte Province.Show on map
Centro SurCentro Sur Province is a province of Equatorial Guinea. Its capital is Evinayong. Centro Sur borders Gabon's Estuaire Province in the southwest and Woleu-Ntem Province in the southeast, and Cameroon's South Province in the north. Domestically, it borders Kié-Ntem Province in the northeast, Wele-Nzas Province in the southeast, and Litoral Province in the west. Centro Sur Province contains three main towns, which are Akurenam, Niefang and Evinayong.Show on map
Kie-NtemKié-Ntem Province is a province of Equatorial Guinea. Its capital is Ebebiyín. Kié-Ntem Province has the following borders: \n* South Province, Cameroon - north \n* Woleu-Ntem Province, Gabon - east \n* Wele-Nzas Province, Equatorial Guinea - south \n* Centro Sur Province, Equatorial Guinea - westShow on map
LitoralLitoral Province is a province of Equatorial Guinea. Its capital is Bata; the other two cities are Mbini and Kogo. The Litoral Province has the largest population of Equatorial Guinea. Litoral Province’s western border is the shores of the Gulf of Guinea, the only province of Río Muni to have a seacoast. On land, it has the following borders: \n* South Province, Cameroon—north \n* Centro Sur Province, Equatorial Guinea—east \n* Estuaire Province, Gabon—southShow on map
Wele-NzasWele-Nzas Province is a province in the eastern portion of continental Equatorial Guinea. Its capital is Mongomo. It borders Centro Sur Province to the west, Kié-Ntem Province to the north, and Woleu-Ntem Province of Gabon to the east and south. As of 2015, the population of the province was 191,383.Show on map