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    Equatorial Guinea Geography 2000

      Location: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon

      Geographic coordinates: 2 00 N, 10 00 E

      Map references: Africa

      total: 28,051 sq km
      land: 28,051 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: Pico Basile 3,008 m

      Natural resources: oil, petroleum, timber, 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, flash floods

      Environment - current issues: tap water is not potable; desertification

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note: insular and continental regions rather widely separated

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