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Marissa's Final Spanish Project on Equatorial Guinea

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  • Equatorial Guinea
    By Marissa Green
  • Equatorial Guinea is located in western Africa between Cameroon and Gabon.
    It’s capital is Malabo.
    Equatorial Guinea is slightly smaller than Maryland with a population of 676,273
    GEOGRAPHY
  • Equatorial Guinea is a republic.
    They gained independence from Spain on October 12, 1968.
    The president is Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The presidents serve 7 year terms with no term limits.
    GOVERNMENT
  • The currency in Equatorial Guinea is CFA Franc
    They are a strictly cash economy only with no ATMS, credit cards, or checks.
    CURRENCY
  • In Equatorial Guinea children are taught to respect their elders
    Schooling is mandatory between ages 6 and 14, but only 70% attend primary and even less attend secondary
    There are 2 schools for higher education
    EDUCATION
  • The national dish of Equatorial Guinea is called ‘succotash’
    Succotash is a dish consisting of lima beans and tomatoes stewed in butter and simmered in corn
    NATIONAL DISH
  • Equatorial Guinea’s flag was adopted on August 21, 1979
    Green=natural resources and jungle of the country
    Blue=the sea
    White=peace
    Red=the fight for independence
    FLAG HISTORY
  • Equatorial doesn’t have a state religion, but a 1992 law established an official preference for the Catholic Church and the Reform Church of Equatorial Guinea
    93% of the population is Christian/ Christian denomination and Catholic study is required in schools
    RELIGION
  • Traditionally the husband gives the wife’s family a dowry upon marriage
    If the marriage ends, the husband is entitled to take the dowry back
    The man also is given custody of all children born during the marriage if there is a divorce
    It is traditional to move in with the husband’s family after marriage
    MARRIAGE/DATING
  • Equatorial Guinea’s tourism industry isn’t very developed
    However, attractions include the Spanish architecture in Malabo, beaches, and tropical rainforests
    It’s estimated that it costs $218 a day to visit
    Travel requirements include a valid passport and yellow fever vaccination
    TOURISM
  • Popular exports include petroleum, timber, and cocoa
    Popular imports are petroleum equipment, soybean oil, wine, and various meats
    IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
  • Equatorial Guinea was chosen to host the 2012 African Cup of Nations and previously hosted the 2008 Women’s African Football Championship, which they won
    The Women’s National Team has also qualified for the 2011 World Cup
    Equatorial Guinea is home to the famous swimming champion Eric Moussambani
    Sports
  • Equatorial Guinea has 10,000 land lines in use but over 70% of the population owns a cell phone
    The state controls broadcast media and there is 1 state owned TV channel, radio station, and a private radio owned by the presidents oldest son
    Equatorial Guinea has internet access with about 12,000 users
    COMMUNICATION
  • Equatorial Guinea has a National Guard and a Coast Guard
    Participants have to be 18 years of age and serve a minimum of 2 years
    Women can only hold administrative positions
    MILITARY
  • Equatorial Guinea has a tropical climate and is hot and humid year round. The average temperature in Malabo is 77
    The raining season is from April to January
    Equatorial Guinea suffers from occasional severe wind storms
    CLIMATE
  • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ek.html
    http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Equatorial-Guinea.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea
    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/7221.htm
    http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi
    http://www.afribiz.info/content/equatorial-guinea-key-agricultural-imports
    Resources