Malabo geographical name
City (pop., 2007 est.: 96,000), capital of Equatorial Guinea. Located on the northern edge of the island of Bioko, it is the republic's commercial and financial centre. The main activity of its harbour is the export of cocoa, timber, and coffee. Its population fluctuated in the 1960s and '70s: the European population declined after 1969 riots there, and the African population declined when Nigerian contract workers returned to Nigeria in the mid 1970s.
Variants of MALABO
Malabo formerly (until 1973) Santa Isabel
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Malabo, visit Britannica.com.
Seen & Heard
What made you look up Malabo? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.