Equatorial Guinea Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about Equatorial Guinea?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: July 23, 2022
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Capital of Equatorial Guinea
Island on which the above is located
Official languages
Bordering countries
Equatorial Guinea straddles, but does not actually touch this line
Name for the mainland part of Equatorial Guinea
Río Muni
By far the most important export of Equatorial Guinea
Technically, Equatorial Guinea is the third ____ African country, trailing only
Seychelles and Mauritius
However, it also has the world's highest rate of income ______,
measured by the GINI coefficient
Largest ethnic group (hint: starts with F)
Most populous city (hint: shares its name with a Czech shoe company)
Planned future capital city
Ciudad de la Paz
Level 87
Jun 14, 2020
I can officially state from experience that there is not one person in that country that natively speaks Portuguese.
Level 70
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.

Level 71
Nov 29, 2020
Do most of them speak Spanish?
Level 57
Nov 30, 2020
Same here. Maybe in Annobón?
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.

Level 84
Jun 15, 2020
Can "Wealthiest" be accepted for "Richest"?
Level ∞
Jun 15, 2020
Level 81
Jun 16, 2020
How about accepting "disparity", as well as "inequality"?
Level ∞
Jun 16, 2020
Level 74
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.
Level 82
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.
Level 90
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.
Level 77
Jan 12, 2021
It's nice that you think I know enough about shoes for that to be a valid hint lol
Level 83
Apr 15, 2021
C'mon, who doesn't pop down to their local Czech shoe store at least once a week?
Level 74
Dec 6, 2022
Gotta get me some Czechers.
Level 72
Feb 26, 2021
Another very tough one.
Level 53
Mar 30, 2021
I think Fernando Poo should be considered as an alternative for Bioko. Maybe I'm wrong though, just suggesting it.
Level 58
Mar 13, 2022
A shame that corruption has ruined Equatorial Guinea. With all that oil they could easily be the most prosperous nation in all of Africa. Imagine the tourism in that country if they had a good government. Shameful.
Level 55
Apr 26, 2022
Shouldn't Fernando Po also be accepted along with Bioko?
Level 71
May 23, 2024
The one thing I know about Equatorial Guinea is the Wonga coup and it didn't even come up on the exam.