Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Travel the World - Week 18

NOTE: This is my second post of the day. If you're here to see my Crafters of Faith post, keep scrolling (it's the next post) or go HERE.

This is the 18th week in my Travel the World personal challenge. Each week I am randomly choosing one country (there are 195 countries in the world) and doing a little research on that country. I then select one tidbit of information about the country as inspiration for the card I make.

This week's country is...

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is made up of the mainland part and the insular which is made up of the islands of Bioko and Annobon.

Equatorial Guinea is a small country on the west coast of central Africa.

Malabo is the only capital city on earth which is not located on the mainland of a non-island country. However, they are constructing a new capital city Oyala which is anticipated to be complete by 2020.

Politically, the president is the head of the government in Equatorial Guinea. Their current president has served since 1979 with his son as the vice president.

It is the richest country per capita in Africa.

Equatorial Guinea has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry season.

This country is among the leading producer of oil in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa. However only a small percent of the residents of this country have benefited from the oil resources.

Equatorial Guinea’s main exports include methanol, timber and cocoa. It imports commodities, petroleum, food, beverages, clothing and machinery.

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Equatorial Guinea was estimated to be 882,963 people. It is the 141st largest country in the world in terms of land area with 10,830 square miles.
Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa to have Spanish as an official language. In addition to Spanish, it has two other official languages: French, and Portuguese.
Equatoguineans tend to have both a Spanish first name and an African first and last name. When written, the Spanish and African first names are followed by the father's first name (which becomes the principal surname) and the mother's first name. Thus people may have up to four names, with a different surname for each generation.
The terrain of Equatorial Guinea features large coastal plains with gorgeous sandy beaches, contrasting with the wonderful inland hills.The residents of Equatorial Guinea have the highest literacy rate of the entire Sub-Saharan Africa.
Equatorial Guinea has a single university.

Equatorial Guinea is the smallest African country to be a member of the United Nations.

The Goliath frog, one of the prominent amphibians is found in Equatorial Guinea’s Monte Alén National Park, and is the biggest frog in the world.

Agriculture in Equatorial Guinea includes coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, livestock, timber.

The principal religion in Equatorial Guinea is Christianity, the faith of 93% of the population. The vast majority of Christians are Roman Catholics (87%), followed at a distance by Protestants (5%) and other religions taking the remaining share.
I decided to let this Equatorial Guinea fact be the inspiration for this week's card... Fishing is one of the major industries of Equatorial Guinea.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp: Stampavie Fishing Bear stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections 110# White and SU Early Espresso and More Mustard CS and DP from the Colorbok Nature Lover Paper Pad

Embellishments: Paper Studio Brads


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Really cute card! Your layouts are always wonderful. I knew extremely little about this country so thanks for this post!

kiwimeskreations said...

what a great resume of Equatorial Guinea - thanks for all the information Jeanette. I do love your card, and that is a gorgeous image of the teddy