Special Sub-Topic: Equatorial Guinea
|While most of the land area of Equatorial Guinea is located on the African mainland, its capital city is actually located on an island. What island is the capital city of Malabo located on?|
Bioko. The island of Bioko, known as Fernando Pů Island during colonial times, is located in the Gulf of Guinea. The city of Malabo was formerly named Port Clarence when the city was founded by the British in 1827.
|What two African nations share land boundaries with Equatorial Guinea?|
Cameroon and Gabon. Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Gabon to the south and east, Cameroon to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. Equatorial Guinea is the smallest nation in Africa that is a member of the United Nations.
|What word is used to describe a person from Equatorial Guinea?|
Equatoguinean. Natives of Equatorial Guinea are also commonly called Equatorial Guineans. Equatoguinean is an example of a demonym, a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place.
|What was the former name of Equatorial Guinea, a name suggestive of its former colonial rulers?|
Spanish Guinea. Spanish Guinea became the independent nation of Equatorial Guinea on October 12, 1968. The capital city of Malabo was known as Santa Isabel under Spanish rule.
|True or False: All of the land area of Equatorial Guinea is located north of the equator.|
f. Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo is approximately three and a half degrees north of the equator. The southernmost point of mainland Equatorial Guinea is about two degrees north of the equator. The southernmost island of Equatorial Guinea, Annobon, is located just south of the equator.
|Which of the following is not the name of a city located on the mainland portion of Equatorial Guinea?|
Lusaka. Bata is Equatorial Guinea's chief mainland city. Lusaka is the largest city and capital of Zambia.
|The discovery of what item helped Equatorial Guinea experience rapid economic growth during the 1990s?|
Oil. By the turn of the 21st century, Equatorial Guinea had become the third largest oil exporter in Sub-Saharan Africa. Other than oil, Equatorial Guinea's main exports include methanol, timber and cocoa.
|Which of the following is not a part of the flag of Equatorial Guinea?|
A ship sailing off into the sunset. The blue isosceles triangle is located on the left side of the flag. There is a green stripe above and a red stripe below the white stripe in the centre which depicts the nation's coat of arms (the grey shield bearing a silk-cotton tree). Six yellow stars are located above the coat of arms and they represent the mainland and the nation's five islands. The flag also contains the nation's motto "Unidad, Paz, Justicia" meaning Unity, Peace, Justice.
|Which man obtained power of Equatorial Guinea in 1979 and ruled the country for over 25 years?|
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Obiang obtained power after a military coup overthrew Francisco Macias on August 3, 1979. Obiang developed prostate cancer in the early 2000s.
|Which of the following is not true regarding Equatorial Guinea?|
The majority of its people are of Tutsi origin.. The majority of Equatorial Guinea's population is of Bantu origin. Fang, Bube and Annobonese are important tribal languages spoken in the country.
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