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Equatorial Guinea


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Marissa's Final Spanish Project on Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea

  1. 1. Equatorial Guinea <br />By Marissa Green<br />
  2. 2. Equatorial Guinea is located in western Africa between Cameroon and Gabon.<br />It’s capital is Malabo.<br />Equatorial Guinea is slightly smaller than Maryland with a population of 676,273<br />GEOGRAPHY<br />
  3. 3. Equatorial Guinea is a republic.<br />They gained independence from Spain on October 12, 1968. <br />The president is Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The presidents serve 7 year terms with no term limits. <br />GOVERNMENT<br />
  4. 4. The currency in Equatorial Guinea is CFA Franc<br />They are a strictly cash economy only with no ATMS, credit cards, or checks. <br />CURRENCY<br />
  5. 5. In Equatorial Guinea children are taught to respect their elders<br />Schooling is mandatory between ages 6 and 14, but only 70% attend primary and even less attend secondary<br />There are 2 schools for higher education<br />EDUCATION<br />
  6. 6. The national dish of Equatorial Guinea is called ‘succotash’<br />Succotash is a dish consisting of lima beans and tomatoes stewed in butter and simmered in corn<br />NATIONAL DISH<br />
  7. 7. Equatorial Guinea’s flag was adopted on August 21, 1979<br />Green=natural resources and jungle of the country<br />Blue=the sea<br />White=peace<br />Red=the fight for independence<br />FLAG HISTORY<br />
  8. 8. 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<br />93% of the population is Christian/ Christian denomination and Catholic study is required in schools<br />RELIGION<br />
  9. 9. Traditionally the husband gives the wife’s family a dowry upon marriage <br />If the marriage ends, the husband is entitled to take the dowry back<br />The man also is given custody of all children born during the marriage if there is a divorce<br />It is traditional to move in with the husband’s family after marriage<br />MARRIAGE/DATING<br />
  10. 10. Equatorial Guinea’s tourism industry isn’t very developed<br />However, attractions include the Spanish architecture in Malabo, beaches, and tropical rainforests <br />It’s estimated that it costs $218 a day to visit<br />Travel requirements include a valid passport and yellow fever vaccination <br />TOURISM<br />
  11. 11. Popular exports include petroleum, timber, and cocoa<br />Popular imports are petroleum equipment, soybean oil, wine, and various meats<br />IMPORTS AND EXPORTS<br />
  12. 12. 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<br />The Women’s National Team has also qualified for the 2011 World Cup<br />Equatorial Guinea is home to the famous swimming champion Eric Moussambani<br />Sports<br />
  13. 13. Equatorial Guinea has 10,000 land lines in use but over 70% of the population owns a cell phone<br />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<br />Equatorial Guinea has internet access with about 12,000 users <br />COMMUNICATION<br />
  14. 14. Equatorial Guinea has a National Guard and a Coast Guard<br />Participants have to be 18 years of age and serve a minimum of 2 years<br />Women can only hold administrative positions <br />MILITARY<br />
  15. 15. Equatorial Guinea has a tropical climate and is hot and humid year round. The average temperature in Malabo is 77<br />The raining season is from April to January<br />Equatorial Guinea suffers from occasional severe wind storms<br />CLIMATE<br />
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