Introduction

Summary

An independent republic on the west coast of Africa consisting of the provinces of Bioko (island) and Rio Muni (mainland). Cameroon is to the north and Gabon to the east and south.

Cities

Capital: Malabo

Principal Ports

Malabo (Bioko) and Bata (Rio Muni)

Population

1.3 million

International Country Code

GQ

Language(s)

Spanish, French, Bubi, Fang and Ibo.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 240

Time

1 hour ahead of GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2019New Year's Day
19 Apr 2019Good FridayEaster
01 May 2019Labour Day
05 Jun 2019President's Day (Natalicio de Obiang Nguema Mbasogo)
20 Jun 2019Corpus Christi DayEaster
03 Aug 2019Freedom Day (Golpe de la Libertad)
15 Aug 2019Constitution Day (Día de la Ley Fundamental)
12 Oct 2019Independence Day
08 Dec 2019Immaculate Conception Day (Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial)
09 Dec 2019Immaculate Conception holiday
25 Dec 2019Christmas Day

Documentation

Bills of Lading

Bills of lading (B/Ls) must contain information as to the gross weight, volume, marks of identification and name and address of the consignee.

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