Top Ten Equatoguinean Attractions

Top Ten Equatoguinean Attractions

       Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Middle Africa. It comprises two parts: a Continental Region (Río Muni), including several small offshore islands like Corisco, Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico; and an insular region containing Annobón island and Bioko island (formerly Fernando Po) where the capital Malabo is situated. Annobón 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, Gabon and the Gulf of Guinea, where the island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Biokoand Annobón. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name is suggestive of its location near both the equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Besides the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast next to Morocco, it is the only territory in mainland Africa with Spanish as the official language. With an area of 28,000 square kilometers (11,000 sq mi) Equatorial Guinea is one of the smallest countries in continental Africa, however t is the richest per capita. Despite being the richest per capita, the wealth is distributed very unevenly, with 70% of the population living under the United Nations Poverty Threshold of $2/day. With a population of 650,702, Equatorial Guinea is the 3rd smallest country in continental Africa. It is also the 2nd smallest United Nations (UN) member from continental Africa. The discovery of sizable petroleum reserves in recent years is altering the economic and political status of the country. Its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranks 28th in the world; however, most of the country’s considerable oil wealth actually lies in the hands of only a few people. Equatorial Guinea 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 and Reporters Without Borders ranks President Obiang among its “predators” of press freedom. Out of 44 sub-Saharan countries, Equatorial Guinea ranks 9th highest in the Human Development Index (HDI) and 115th overall, which is among the medium HDI countries.

  1. Bioko



    Bioko is an island 32 km off the west coast of Africa, specifically Cameroon, in the Gulf of Guinea. It is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea with a population of 124,000 and an area of 2,017 square km (779 square mi). It is volcanic with its highest peak the Pico Basile at 3,012 m (9,882 ft).
    Links: Top Ten Islands, Top Ten African Islands, Top Ten Lizards, Top Ten Spiders, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioko,
  2. Cross-Sanaga-Bioko Coastal Forests

    The Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests are a tropical moist broadleaf forest eco-region of west-central Africa. This is lush forest rich in flora and birdlife.
    Links: Top 100 Flowers, Top 100 Birds, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-Sanaga-Bioko_coastal_forests,
  3. Links: Attractions, African Attractions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea,