officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country
located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres.
Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name
evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish
is an official language. As of 2015, the country has an estimated
population of over 1.2 million.
Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of
Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus
five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African
The first stamps issued by Equatorial Guinea right after it gain its independence. For
some time after independence many colourful topical stamps were issued,
they were more to attract overseas stamp collectors than for domestic
use. From 1979 all stamps are designed and printed by the Spanish FNMT,
since then a very moderated and decent stamp issuing policy is adopted.
Official stamps of Equatorial Guinea
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