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    Equatorial Guinea Geography 1997

      Location Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon andGabon

      Geographic coordinates 2 00 N, 10 00 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 28,050 sq km
      land: 28,050 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than Maryland

      Land boundaries
      total: 539 km
      border countries: Cameroon 189 km, Gabon 350 km

      Coastline 296 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate tropical; always hot, humid

      Terrain coastal plains rise to interior hills; islands are volcanic

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mount Malabo 3,008 m

      Natural resources timber, petroleum, small unexploited deposits of gold, manganese, uranium

      Land use
      arable land : 5%
      permanent crops: 4%
      permanent pastures: 4%
      forests and woodland: 46%
      other: 41% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards violent windstorms

      Environment - current issues tap water is not potable; desertification

      Environment - international agreements
      party to : Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: Desertification, Law of the Sea

      Geography - note insular and continental regions rather widely separated

      NOTE: The information regarding Equatorial Guinea on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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