Equatorial Guinea

       
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is a country located in Middle Africa. It has two parts: a Continental Region (Río Muni), including several small offshore islands including 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 on the north, Gabon on the south and east, and the Gulf of Guinea on the west, where the island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and 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 kilometres (11,000 sq mi) Equatorial Guinea is one of the smallest countries in continental Africa. It is also the richest per capita; however, 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 third smallest country in continental Africa. It is also the second smallest United Nations (UN) member from continental Africa. The discovery of sizeable 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.

Capital MALABO
Currency Franco CFA
Country code 00240
Spoken languages ​​ Spanish, French
Passport

Passport: needed. For any changes to this rule, we recommend that you inquire beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

The country has inadequate health facilities compared to European standards; We do not, therefore, to undergo surgery on the spot. The availability of medicines is poor. We recommend that you carry a stock of medicines for emergencies and for specific pathologies which are both suffering. We recommend that you take out before undertaking the journey, providing health insurance coverage as well as medical expenses, even if air emergency medical repatriation or transfer in any other country. The country is classified as zone 3 high-risk malarial. You should, after consulting a doctor, an anti-malarial. It is recommended, therefore, to adopt while staying at home preventative measures against mosquito bites. You should, after consulting the doctor: typhoid vaccine, hepatitis A and B, meningitis. Warnings We recommend extreme caution to avoid feeding raw food, unwashed vegetables carefully, urban network and water ice in drinks.

Telephony

for there is only one cellular network operator, with coverage at the moment limited to major urban centers in the country

Climate

the country has a tropical climate with heavy rainfall and high humidity. In the cities of Malabo and Bata, the average yearly temperature is 25.4° C with annual precipitation of 1988 mm, 197 days of rain and humidity to 90%.

Viability

Licence International Geneva model 1949. Car insurance RC mandatory. Documents for vehicles imported temporarily It is necessary the carnet customs passage. Ordinary road network The conditions of the roads are not good, for the most part it's tracks in the rainy season are very insidious and hardly feasible. There are numerous police checkpoints on all roads. Transportation: road conditions are not good, for the most part it's tracks in the rainy season are very insidious and hardly feasible. There are numerous police checkpoints on all roads. Ports: Rio Benito, Bata, Malabo. International Airport: Malabo. Secured connections with Europe by "Swiss" and "Iberia". There is a flag carrier and internal flights by private aircraft are considered unreliable. Inland Transport: there are collective transport (minibuses, taxis of forest) linking the various locations of the country, but we must ensure that these vehicles satisfy the basic safety standards. Car: there is no car rental company. Fuels: supply is satisfactory in most important centres.

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