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Equatorial Guinea Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 888   Population 2000 (UN '000) 457
Area (km2) 27,104   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 62
Number of Administrative Units 7   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 127
Number of Urban Extents 3   Number of Settlement Points 15

Equatorial Guinea Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Equatorial Guinea
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Provincia
Level2 Type Distrito
Number of Units 7
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 127
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2002
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 363
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 462
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 888
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 352
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 399
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 457
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 27,104
Average Input Resolution (km) 62
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 15
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 66,865
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,626
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 12,619
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 3
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 39
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 25
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 33
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 98
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 38,438
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,202
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 23,253
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 69,758
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 16%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 49%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 1
Regression-estimated Extents 10
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1983, 1994, and 2001 population from Republica de Guinea , Direccion General de Estadistica y Cunetas Nationales (DGECN) downloaded from: .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
District centres and localities with 300 dwellings or more or with 1,500 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to the years 1990, 1995, and 2000 using a population growth rates calculated for 1983 -1994 and extrapolated to the years 2005, 2010, and 2015 using a population growth rates calculated for 1994-2001. According to the DGECN website the most recent census was conducted in 2001, but in the UN website, the census happened in 2002. Because of the high growth rate between 1994 and 2001, i.e., population increased from 0.4M in 1994 to 1.01M in 2001, the result of the most recent census (2001/2002) of Equatorial Gunea is purported to be inflated, -- "Although the 2002 census estimated the population at 1,015,000, credible estimates put the number at closer to 500,000. The opposition claimed that the Government inflated the census in anticipation of the December presidential election." ? this statement from US Department of State: It is our practice to use the country?s National Statistics Office?s official figures to produce our NSO-Based Estimates. Users concerned about the high growth rate are advidsed to use our UN Adjusted Population Estimates for 1990 to 2000.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: