Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea at a glance

Region
Central Africa

Country
Equatorial Guinea

Country Head
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Capital
Malabo

Population
668,225m (2011, CIA WFB)

GDP
$23.82bn (2010)

GDP Per Capita
$36,600 (2010 est.)

Main Language
Spanish French

Description
Equatorial Guinea is Sub-Saharan Africa's third biggest oil producer. Large oil and gas deposits were discovered off Bioko in the 1990s and their exploitation has driven fantastic growth. Forestry, farming, and fishing are also major components of the country's GDP, although years of bad governance affected rural farming which diminished potential for agriculture led growth. The country's main exports include petroleum, timber and cocoa.