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    Equatorial Guinea Geography - 2002

      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
      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

      Land use
      arable land: 5%
      permanent crops: 3%
      other: 92% (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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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