Equatorial Guinea Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about Equatorial Guinea?
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Last updated: July 9, 2020
First submittedDecember 22, 2019
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Capital of Equatorial Guinea
Malabo
Island on which the above is located
Bioko
Official languages
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Bordering countries
Cameroon
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea straddles, but does not actually touch this line
Equator
Name for the mainland part of Equatorial Guinea
Río Muni
By far the most important export of Equatorial Guinea
Oil
Technically, Equatorial Guinea is the third ____ African country, trailing only Seychelles and Mauritius
Richest
However, it also has the world's highest rate of income ______, measured by the GINI coefficient
Inequality
Largest ethnic group (hint: starts with F)
Fang
Most populous city (hint: shares its name with a Czech shoe company)
Bata
Planned future capital city
Ciudad de la Paz
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2020
I can officially state from experience that there is not one person in that country that natively speaks Portuguese.
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Level 67
Jun 22, 2020
"Officialy state from experience" You have spoken to all ~1.5 million inhabitants? I Officially doubt that.

There is definitely Portuguese Creole. As for actual Portuguese, it doesn't really matter if it is spoken or not, if by law it is an official language, it is an official language.

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Level 59
Nov 29, 2020
Do most of them speak Spanish?
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Level 57
Nov 30, 2020
Same here. Maybe in Annobón?
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Level 57
Nov 30, 2020
Confirmed: "The official language is Spanish but most of the inhabitants speak a creole form of Portuguese." As a kid living in pre-oil EG, we had a cook from Annobón and I do remember neither his Spanish nor his Pidgin were Bioko-standard. Mystery solved!

Given that we're talking about 5,000 to 6,000 Annobonese in a country of 1 million and that most of them live their whole lives on their remote island, I presume this factoid would come as a surprise to pretty much everyone in the country.

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Level 79
Jun 15, 2020
Can "Wealthiest" be accepted for "Richest"?
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Level ∞
Jun 15, 2020
Yes
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Level 72
Jun 16, 2020
How about accepting "disparity", as well as "inequality"?
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Level ∞
Jun 16, 2020
Ok
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Level 66
Jul 26, 2020
Of all the country quizzes I did so far, this has been the hardest. I know almost nothing about this place. Wow.
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Level 76
Oct 26, 2020
Equatorial Guinea is a kind of unusual country on a number of fronts. I only got most of the answers on this quiz because the country was covered in my old university Spanish textbook and because I once was surprised to find it had such a high GDP per capita when I noticed it high up in a table. It also has a capital way off its mainland and despite the 'Equatorial' in its name, doesn't touch the Equator (only little Anobon is south of the Equator). Since then I've also learned about the extreme wealth disparities, prolific corruption and the fact that it ranks has one of the world's least free countries.
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Level 85
Nov 29, 2020
I find it interesting that the capital of this country is much closer to Cameroon than it is to mainland Equatorial Guinea.
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Level 72
Jan 12, 2021
It's nice that you think I know enough about shoes for that to be a valid hint lol
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Level 84
Apr 15, 2021
C'mon, who doesn't pop down to their local Czech shoe store at least once a week?
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Level 70
Feb 26, 2021
Another very tough one.
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2021
I think Fernando Poo should be considered as an alternative for Bioko. Maybe I'm wrong though, just suggesting it.
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Level 20
May 7, 2021
It's really funny that the last question's answer is Ciudad de la Paz, while Bolivia's capital is La paz.