EQUATORIAL GUINEA TRAVEL GUIDE
Equatorial Guinea is a Central African country comprising the Rio Muni mainland and 5 volcanic offshore islands. Capital Malabo, on Bioko Island, has Spanish colonial architecture and is a hub for the country’s prosperous oil industry. Its Arena Blanca beach draws dry-season butterflies. The tropical forest of the mainland’s Monte Alen National Park is home to gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants. Equatorial Guinea is one of the largest oil-producing countries in Sub-Sahara, behind Angola and Nigeria. Since the discovery, the country has flown into economic stardom.
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EQUATORIAL GUINEA QUICK FACTS
- Capital: Malabo
- Currency: franc CFA (XAF)
- Area: 28,051 km²
- Population: 1,309 million (2018)
- Language: Spanish & French & Portuguese official, pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Igbo
- Religion: Christianity 93%, Islam 1%, other 6%
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EQUATORIAL GUINEA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
- 1 May, Labor Day
- 25 May, Africa Day
- 5 June, President’s Day
- 3 August, Freedom Day / Armed Forces Day
- 15 August, Constitution Day
- 12 October, Independence Day
- 8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Good Friday and Corpus Christi.
EQUATORIAL GUINEA WEATHER SYNOPSIS
The climate of Equatorial Guinea is categorised as "tropical rain-forest" according to Köppen, with features of "tropical savannah" at its easternmost end. The geographical conditions that significantly modify the climate of the territory in its continental part (Muni River) are the existence of the coast and the relief of the southern portion, mainly in the southeastern part where Monte Mitra is located (1200 m).; Always Hot, Humid
HEALTH RISKS IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Be aware of possible health risks in
Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.
Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.