Just north of the equator, the Atlantic coast of Africa takes a great sweep westward. This is the extremely hot and humid Gulf of Guinea. Its waters are fed by heavy rainstorms and muddy rivers. Equatorial Guinea consists of a mainland region called Mbini, where the majority of the people live and the five islands. By far, the largest of these is the northern island of Bioko. Here, near the volcanic slopes of Santa Isabel Mountain is Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital.
Both Mbini and Biloko Island have coastal plains and dense rain forests. The country’s main food crops are cassava,...More