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Malabo (Bioko Norte, Equatorial Guinea)

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Geographic headingMalabo (Bioko Norte, Equatorial Guinea)
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Geographic subdivision usageEquatorial Guinea--Malabo (Bioko Norte)
Variant(s)Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)
Ciudad de Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)
Malaba (Equatorial Guinea)
Rev Malebo (Equatorial Guinea)
See alsoSanta Isabel (Equatorial Guinea)
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Beginning date1973
Associated countryEquatorial Guinea
LocatedBioko Norte (Equatorial Guinea)
Found inLipski, J.M. The Spanish of Equatorial Guinea, 1985: t.p. (Malabo)
Hist. dic. of Equatorial Guinea, 1988 (Malabo was known as Clarence City when founded in 1827)
The world factbook, via WWW, September 10, 2015 (under Equatorial Guinea: capital: Malabo; geographic coordinates: 3 45 N, 8 47 E)
Wikipedia, September 10, 2015 (Malabo; capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea and of province of Bioko Norte; its present name was given in 1973; Oyala is a planned city currently under construction, designed to replace Malabo as the capital; In 1821, the British captain Nelly approached the island of Fernando Poo. He found abandoned and founded the establishments of Melville Bay (Riaba) and San Carlos (Luba). Some years later, another British captain, William Fitzwilliam Owen decided to colonize the island and set in the north of it--in the site of the present capital--a base for British ships chasing European dealers of slaves. Thus arises, the December 25 of 1827 Port Clarence on the ruins of a previous Portuguese settlement; Spain again took control of the island in 1855 and the capital Port Clarence was renamed Santa Isabel; 3°45ʹN 8°47ʹE; 3°45ʹ7.43ʺN 8°46ʹ25.32ʺE)
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea's capital city, via About travel website, September 10, 2015 (Malabo started life as Port Clarence in 1827, after the British leased Bioko island from the Spanish, to establish a naval station to help fight slavery along the coast. When the Spanish regained control of the island, it was renamed Santa Isabel and finally Malabo in 1973 after independence. Malabo became the capital city of Equatorial Guinea in 1969, replacing Bata on the mainland)
History of Malabo, via The African executive website, September 10, 2015 (Malabo was founded in 1827 by the British on land leased from Spain as a base for the suppression of slave trade. Back then it was called Port Clarence, or Clarencetown. Malabo was renamed Santa Isabel when the island revert to complete Spanish control. In 1969, Malabo replaced the mainland town of Bata as the capital of Equitorial Guinea. In 1973, Bata [sic, i.e. Santa Isabel] was renamed Malabo)
GEOnet names server, September 10, 2015 (Malabo; variants: Ciudad de Malabo; Malaba; Port Clarence; Rev Malebo; Santa Isabel; capital of a political entity, Equatorial Guinea, first-order administrative division: Bioko Norte, 03°45ʹ00ʺN, 008°47ʹ00ʺE (3.75, 8.783333); also lists Malabo, populated place, first-order administrative division: Bioko Sur, 03°20ʹ54ʺN, 008°39ʹ37ʺE (3.348342, 8.66026))
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