Equatorial Guinea ISD Calling code is +240
The flag of Equatorial Guinea, which has been adopted in 1979, consists of three horizontal stripes of green, white and red colors. On the pole side of the flag, a blue wedge is placed. In addition, the white stripe bears an emblem of the country depicting baobab which is a typical plant of Equatorial Guinea´s geographical location. Above the baobab, six golden stars shine thus representing five islands and continental part of the country. At the bottom of the coat of arms, there is an inscription: “Unity, peace, justice.” The blue color of the wedge indicates the Pacific Ocean, green stands for jungle, white color traditionally symbolizes peace and red should remind blood shed during the struggle for independence.
This means the country, which occupies a slice of mainland Africa and five offshore islands, is not set up with tourism in mind. Travel can be hard and hotel rooms both limited in number and expensive compared to neighbouring states. However, Equatorial Guinea offers a rare opportunity to experience central Africa’s colonial history and unspoiled natural beauty.
Large areas of Rio Muni, mainland Equatorial Guinea, have been set aside as protected zones. Noted internationally for their biodiversity and hiking opportunities, the country’s rainforests are the habitat of various endangered primates including mandrills, chimpanzees and gorillas, as well as forest elephants.
|Total area||28,051 km2|
|Formation||12. 10. 1968|
|Highest point||Pico Basile (3,008 m)|
|GDP||$ 26,487 (IMF, 2012)|
|Currency||central african cfa franc (XAF)|
|ISD Calling code||+240|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|