Equatorial Guinea
Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Capital
Malabo

Area
10,830 sq mi
28,051 sq km


Population
510,473 est 2003

Largest city
Malabo
pop. 92,900


Languages
Spanish (official), French (official), pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo, Creole

Peoples
Bioko (primarily Bubi, some Fernandinos), Rio Muni (primarily Fang), Europeans less than 1,000, mostly Spanish

Religion
nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, traditional beliefs

Life Expectancy
total population: 55.15 years
male: 53 years
female: 57.36 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 85.7%
male: 93.3%
female: 78.4% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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