geographical name \mä-ˈlä-(ˌ)bō\

Definition of MALABO

city of Equatorial Guinea on Bioko Island pop 134,400

Variants of MALABO

Ma·la·bo or formerly San·ta Is·a·bel \ˌsan-tə-ˈi-zə-ˌbel\


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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


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