The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location.
The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.
|Region||Testing Format||Fee||Test Dates|
|Malabo (Code: A804)||TOEFL Paper Testing||$180
|Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
Equatorial Guinea Overview
Equatorial Guinea, Republic in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea. The country consists of a coastal plain, which is largely covered by tropical rainforest, and a few islands. The largest island is Bioko (formerly Fernando Póo). Equatorial Guinea is one of the poorest countries in Africa. The population consists of different Bantu peoples (mostly Catholic). The basis of the economy is the cultivation of cocoa and the timber industry.
Equatorial Guinea gained independence from Spain in 1968. The country has been ruled by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (* 1942) since 1979. Equatorial Guinea joined OPEC in May 2017.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Equatorial Guinea. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
- License plate: GQ
- ISO-3166: GQ, GNQ (226)
- Internet domain:.gq
- Currency: CFA franc
- Area: 28,050 km²
- Population (2019): 1.4 million
- Capital: Malabo
- Official language (s): Spanish, French
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
- Administrative division: 7 provinces
- Head of State: President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (since 3.8.1979)
- Head of Government: Francisco Pascual Obama Asue (since June 23, 2016)
- Religion (s): Christians (Catholics; Protestants)
- Time zone: Central European Time
- National holiday: October 12th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): Central Africa
- Position (coordinates): between 1 ° and 2 ° 30 ‘north latitude and 9 ° 30’ and 11 ° 30 ‘east longitude
- Climate: Tropical, hot and humid rainforest climate
- Highest mountain: Pico Basile (3,008 m)
- Road network (2017): 2,880 km
- Annual population growth (2020): 2.4%
- Birth rate (2020): 30.7 per 1000 residents.
- Death rate (2020): 7.3 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 20.3 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 65.7 years (men 64.4; women 66.9)
- Age structure (2020): 38.7% younger than 15 years, 3.9% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2015): 95.3%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 45 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 26 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 8,927
- Total GDP (2019): US $ 12 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 6,460
- Education expenditure (2002): 0.7% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2018): 1.1% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 6.4%
The constitution of December 4, 1991, which has been modified several times and defines Equatorial Guinea as a presidential republic and fixes the separation of powers, a multi-party system and human and civil rights, was fundamentally amended in 2011. The new constitutional text was approved in a referendum in November 2011 and announced on February 16, 2012. Head of State, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and Chief Executive Officer is the President, who has extensive powers of attorney (directly elected for 7 years; one-time re-election possible). He has the right to veto legal decisions, can impose a state of emergency and issue decrees. There are two vice presidents. The President appoints the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The legislature lies with the bicameral parliament, which is made up of the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de los Diputados; 100 members, elected for 5 years) and the Senate (Senado; 55 elected and 15 senators appointed by the President; legislative period 5 years).
The flag is divided equally three times horizontally in green, white and red with a blue triangle on the leech and bears the coat of arms in the middle in a white stripe.
The coat of arms was valid from 1968 to 1972 and was restored in 1979. The tree depicted in the silver field is reminiscent of the tree under which the first treaty between Spain and King Bonkoro was concluded in 1843. The six stars above the shield symbolize the home country and the five offshore islands. The motto is: “Unidad, Paz, Justicia” (unity, peace, justice).
National holiday: October 12th commemorates the declaration of independence in 1968.
In 1992 the multi-party system was enshrined in law. In addition to the dominant Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial (PDGE; founded in 1987; unified party until 1991) there are other smaller parties: a. Convergencia para la Democrática Social (CPDS), Alianza Popular de Guinea Ecuatorial (APGE) and Unión Popular (UP).
Legalization has so far been denied to all trade union associations.
The total strength of the volunteer army is about 1,320 men. The army, essentially divided into three infantry battalions, has 1,100 soldiers, the navy around 120 and the air force 100 soldiers. In addition, there are paramilitary police forces around 400 men (Guardia Civil).
Equatorial Guinea is administratively divided into two regions (island and continental region) and subsequently into 7 provinces, 18 districts and 30 municipalities.
The legal system is largely determined by the law of the former colonial power Spain; tribal law also applies, especially in matters of family law. There is a Supreme Court, to which various lower courts are subordinate, as well as a Constitutional Court created in 1995. The independence of the judiciary from the executive is de facto not guaranteed.