A: Equatorial Guinea lies on the geographical coordinates of 2° 0' 0" N, 10° 0' 0" E.
Latitude and Longitude of Equatorial Guinea in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||2.0||10.0|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||2° 0' 0" N||10° 0' 0" E|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:221094.86682840792 Easting:611213.3012711984 Zone:32N|
More detail about Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea - Another One Of Africa?s Poor Oil Giants?
Equatorial Guinea is a country that has a very rich history, featuring both good and bad aspects. These days, however, what it is really making headlines for is the fact that it has oil. Despite this, much of the country still remains poor. Here is a closer look at this irony.
The fact is that much of the developed superpowers seek minerals and oil on African soil. While some countries are able to get their just rewards and turn it into a profitable and sustainable way of funding the running of the country, some just aren?t so lucky. This usually has something to do with the superpowers themselves purposefully trying to pull the wool over the Africans? eyes. In the case of Equatorial Guinea the problem also lies with fat cats within the country who prefer to enrich themselves rather than the country at large. This means that most of the population does not benefit from the riches on which they sit, and which they help create. Sadly, this, amongst other aspects, has placed the country near the bottom of the list when it comes to overall country development.
When looking at the country?s history, it has survived political unrest and terror, as well as political interference from the Western elite. The country is not as free as it should be, with media being largely censored in favor of the government and important public figures. Aside from these core issues, the basic development has taken some turns. For example, in the healthcare system the government has made major inroads as far as the prevention and control of malaria goes. With education, the government has sought external partnerships as well as foreign aid.
Whether the country can go from being a poor oil-rich country to an African superpower remains to be seen