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Equatorial Guinea

COUNTRY GUIDE

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA
(pronounced - eh-kwuh-taw-ree-uhl gi-nee | ˌɛkwəˈtɔːrɪəl ˈgɪni)
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
DEMONYMS: Equatorial Guinean, Equatoguinean, African
Equatorial Guinea is part of the Central Africa region in the continent of Africa. The name Equatorial Guinea is believed to have derived from the term Guine which Portuguese sailors would use to describe any area near west Africa and equatorial given its proximity to the equator. It is in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, near the equator and is 28.1 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary languages spoken are Spanish and French; the capital city is Malabo and the main currency used is the CFA Franc Beac.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Medium-Low
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.195 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.45.3 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
No
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Malabo

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REGION

Central Africa

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CONTINENT

Africa

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HEMISPHERE

Tropics

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AREA

28051

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Equatorial Guinea
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
赤道几内亚
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Equatoriaal-Guinea
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Guinea Ecuatorial
Arabic Flag
Arabic
غينيا الاستوائية
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Guiné Equatorial
French Flag
French
Guinée équatoriale
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
גינאה המשוונית
Russian Flag
Russian
Экваториальная Гвинея
German Flag
German
Äquatorialguinea
Hindi Flag
Hindi
इक्वेटोरियल गिनी
Japanese Flag
Japanese
赤道ギニア

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LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
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  • There are currently no known issues or armed conflicts taking place within this country. It is advised that you consult your country's foreign or overseas department before you travel. Your government's ministry will provide you with the latest information and guidance as to whether it is safe to travel to this country (or to parts of it)
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  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country does not have any laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has no anti-discrimination laws) in place. The lack of regulations means that there is no legal protection for those community members living or visiting from facing discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
ministerio de relaciones exteriores, cooperación internacional y francofonía
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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EQUATORIAL GUINEA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
ministerio de salud
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
saludo | salutation
HI
hola | salut
HOW ARE YOU?
¿cómo estás? | comment allez-vous?
GOOD MORNING
buenos días | bonjour
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
¿estoy bien y tu? | je vais bien et toi?
GOOD AFTERNOON
buenas tardes | bonne après-midi
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
¿cuál es tu nombre? | quel est ton nom?
GOOD NIGHT
buenas noches | bonne nuit
MY NAME IS…
mi nombre es ... | je m'appelle ...
WELCOME
bienvenido | bienvenue
NICE TO MEET YOU
encantada de conocerte | ravi de vous rencontrer
GOODBYE
adiós | au revoir
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
¿habla usted inglés? | parlez vous anglais?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Spanish | French
Official Language(s) spoken in Equatorial Guinea
The emergency service numbers within Equatorial Guinea to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulancia (spanish) | ambulance (french)

dial
112

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
policía (spanish) | police (french)

dial
114

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
fuego (spanish) | feu (french)

dial
115

Call Fire Service Now


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Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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EMERGENCY
emergencia | urgence
HELP ME
ayuadame | aidez moi
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
¿dónde está el hospital más cercano? | où est l'hôpital le plus proche?
STOP
detener | arrêtez
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
donde esta la farmacia mas cercana? | où est la pharmacie la plus proche?
HOSPITAL
hospital | hôpital
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
¿dónde está la estación de policía? | ou est la station de police?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

240

INTERNET SUFFIX

.gq

LANGUAGES

Spanish, French

CURRENCY

NAME:
CFA Franc Beac
SYM:
-
DIVISION:
100 centimes

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
220
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug E

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CLIMATE

Malabo

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
30.8°C | 87.4°F
02| FEB
31.4°C | 88.6°F
03| MAR
31.3°C | 88.3°F
04| APR
30.8°C | 87.5°F
05| MAY
30.3°C | 86.6°F
06| JUN
29.1°C | 84.4°F
07| JUL
28°C | 82.4°F
08| AUG
27.7°C | 81.8°F
09| SEP
28.1°C | 82.6°F
10| OCT
28.7°C | 83.6°F
11| NOV
29.8°C | 85.6°F
12| DEC
30.6°C | 87°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
23.2°C | 73.7°F
02| FEB
24.1°C | 75.3°F
03| MAR
24.2°C | 75.5°F
04| APR
23.8°C | 74.9°F
05| MAY
23.6°C | 74.4°F
06| JUN
23.3°C | 73.9°F
07| JUL
23.1°C | 73.6°F
08| AUG
23.1°C | 73.5°F
09| SEP
22.9°C | 73.3°F
10| OCT
22.9°C | 73.3°F
11| NOV
23.1°C | 73.6°F
12| DEC
23°C | 73.4°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Dry SeasonDRY
Saison humide / Saison des pluies (fr) | Regenzeit (de) | Estación lluviosa / Húmeda (es) | Stagione delle piogge (it) | Regentijd (du) | Estação Molhada / Estação Chuvosa (pt)
November-April, July-August
Wet SeasonWET
Saison sèche (fr) | Trockenzeit (de) | Estación seca (es) | Stagione Asciutta (it) | Droge tijd (du) | Estação Seca (pt)
May-June, September-October
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
sí | oui
EXCUSE ME
disculpe | excusez-moi
NO
no | non
PLEASE
por favor | s'il vous plaît
NO, THANK YOU
no, gracias | non, merci
SORRY
lo siento | pardon
MAYBE
tal vez | peut être
THANK YOU
gracias | je vous remercie

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  May 24,2024

TIMEZONE

UTC+1 (Africa/Malabo)

DST APPLIES

No

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AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

6
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Unknown
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
direcciones y orientación | directions et conseils
HOW DO I GET THERE?
¿como llego hasta ahí? | comment puis-je y arriver?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
¿cuanto cuesta? | combien cela coûte-t-il?
HOW FAR IS IT?
¿que tan lejos está? | a quelle distance est-ce?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
¿aceptas tarjetas de crédito? | acceptez-vous les cartes de crédit?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
¿dónde está el baño? | où se trouvent les toilettes?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
no me interesa | ça ne m'intéresse pas
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
¿dónde está el restaurante más cercano? | où est le restaurant le plus proche?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
no entiendo | je ne comprends pas
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
¿cuánto te debo? | combien je te dois?

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LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
lesbiana (spanish) | lesbienne (french)
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Gay
gay (spanish) | gay (french)
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Bisexual
bisexual (spanish) | bisexuel (french)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
transgénero (spanish) | transgenres (french)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
intersexual (spanish) | intersexe (french)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
asexual (spanish) | asexué (french)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
cuestionando (spanish) | interrogatoire (french)
Community Flag
Community
comunidad (spanish) | communauté (french)
Gender Flag
Gender
relacionado con el género (spanish) | lié au genre (french)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
relacionado con la sexualidad (spanish) | relatif à la sexualité (french)
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Non-Binary
no binario (spanish) | non binaire (french)
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Queer
queer (spanish) | queer (french)
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