According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Equatorial Guinea is divided into three area codes, the first being 240 which covers most of the country including the capital city of Malabo and its surrounding areas. This area code is home to over 1 million people and it is the most populous area code in Equatorial Guinea. The second area code is 241 which covers parts of Cameroon near Equatorial Guinea’s border. Finally, the third and smallest area code is 242 which covers parts of Gabon near Equatorial Guinea’s border. Area code 240 encompasses much of Equatorial Guinea’s urban areas such as Bata, located on the Atlantic Coast, as well as Mongomo, located in eastern Equatorial Guinea near Gabon’s border. This area code also includes parts of Luba and Evinayong, two cities located in western Equatorial Guinea near Cameroon’s border. Area code 241 contains more rural areas such as Niefang, located in central Equatorial Guinea near Cameroon’s border. It also includes some small islands off its coast such as Annobón Island which are home to a few thousand people combined. All three area codes have their own unique characteristics that differentiate them from each other. For example, 240 has a higher population density due to its proximity to major cities in Equatorial Guinea while 241 and 242 have more rural feels due to their locations in more remote parts of Equatorial Guinea such as Niefang or Evinayong. Additionally, 242 also includes some small islands off Equatorial Guinea’s coast which provide a unique contrast to the mainland with their rugged terrain and sparsely populated landscapes that overlook the ocean waters below them. Equatorial Guinea is a one-party state ruled by the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE). The president has full executive power, and legislative authority is vested in both the government and the Chamber of People’s Representatives. The PDGE is the only political party allowed to operate in the country, though there are some independent candidates who are able to stand for election. Freedom of speech and assembly are strictly limited, with any criticism of the government or president subject to harsh penalties. Political opposition is not tolerated and those who publicly criticize the government face imprisonment or other forms of harassment. Human rights groups have long criticized Equatorial Guinea’s government for its lack of democracy and its human rights record. Despite this, corruption remains rampant throughout all levels of government, with nepotism playing a huge role in decision-making processes. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Equatorial Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea 2004
Yearbook 2004 Equatorial Guinea. Following a beginning border dispute with Gabon in 2003, Equatorial Guinea and the neighboring country agreed in January to resolve the […]