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    Equatorial Guinea Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/equatorial_guinea/equatorial_guinea_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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


      Geographic coordinates: 2 00 N, 10 00 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 28,051 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 28,051 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, titanium, iron ore


      Land use: arable land: 4.63%
      permanent crops: 3.57%
      other: 91.8% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: violent windstorms, flash floods


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


      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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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