Travel Information for Equatorial Guinea
Time zone:GMT +1 (West Africa time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:French, Spanish Other languages:    Bubi, Fang
Currency: Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)

1 = CFA0.00, $1 = CFA587, £1 = CFA781

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.gqInternational Dialling Code:    240

For help planning your trip to Equatorial Guinea including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Equatorial Guinea trip planning page.

Further information on Equatorial Guinea

Discover more about Equatorial Guinea - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of equatorial_guinea

Total area: 28,051 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 296 km (Gulf of Guinea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Cameroon (189km), Gabon (350km)

Climate: Tropical climate, it is always hot and humid with heavy rainfall most of the year and occasional violent windstorms and flash floods.

Highest mountain: Pico Basile (3,008m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Equatorial Guinea from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 164/167
Economic FreedomRepressed 173/179
Press FreedomVery serious situation 165/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    182/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea     Status: Independent Country

Population: 722,254 (rank: 162/196)     Density: 25.7 people/sq km (rank: 152/196)

Ethnic groups: Fang 85.7%, Bubi 6.5%, Mdowe 3.6%, Annobon 1.6%, Bujeba 1.1%, other 1.4% (1994 census)

Religions: nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices

GDP (PPP): $19.68 billion       GDP per capita: $25,700 (rank: 42/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.