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    Equatorial Guinea Geography 2001

      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, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, 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

      NOTE: The information regarding Equatorial Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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