Equatorial Guinea

Flag of Equatorial Guinea

Flag of Equatorial Guinea

Catedral de Santa Isabel, in Malabo, on Bioko Island, capital of Equatorial Guinea. There are lot of examples of Spanish architecture from colonial days.

Catedral de Santa Isabel, in Malabo, on Bioko Island, capital of Equatorial Guinea. There are lot of examples of Spanish architecture from colonial days.

Country Equatorial Guinea (Link to map of Equatorial Guinea)
Continent Africa
Capital Malabo on Bioko Island (pictured above: Catedral de Santa Isabel)
Population 759,451
Language Spanish
Religion Nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic. Also pagan practices
Terrain Coastal plains rise to interior hills. Islands are volcanic
Sports Soccer

Swimming

Animals African elephants, Chimpanzees, Gorillas, African Golden Cat

The Monte Alen National Park on the mainland is home to gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants

Facts of Interest Only country in Africa where the official language is Spanish

Equatorial Guinea has the highest literacy rate of any country in Sub-Saharan Africa

The primary industries in Equatorial Guinea are petroleum, fishing, natural gas and saw-milling

Concerns Equatorial New Guinea is a source country for children subjected to sex trafficking

Destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labor

Girls may be encouraged by their parents to enter the sex trade in urban centers to help support their families

Rate of adults with HIV/AIDS in nearly 5%

Mission PC(USA) has had a ministry in Equatorial Guinea for over 150 years

Their approach to ministry includes education and leadership development, community development, evangelism and new church development

Partner church is Iglesia Reformada Presbiteriana de Guinea Ecuatorial

Sources CIA, World Fact Book, Pma.pcusa.org, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13317174