Malabo

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Malabo
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Country Equatorial Guinea
Region Bioko Norte
History  
Settled 1827
Population  
 - City (2003[1]) 92,900
 - Metropolitan area 211,276
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea ke capital city hae. Ii Bioko Island ke northern coast me hae. Pichhle 10 saal me iske population jor se barr ke 100,000 hoe gais hae.

Malabo ke khaas building me hae Malabo Cathedral aur Malabo Court Building. Ii city me Malabo International Airport, aur ferries hae jon ki iskeport se Douala aur Bata jaawe hae.

Itihaas[badlo | edit source]

Ii city ke sab se pahile British 1827 mw suruu karis rahaa. The city was first founded by the . They paid Spain for use of the island during colonial times. The British named the city Port Clarence. It was used as a naval station help stop the slave trade. Many newly freed slaves settled there before the creation of Sierra Leone as a colony for freed slaves. While many of them later moved to Sierra Leone.

When the island returned to Spanish control, Malabo was renamed Santa Isabel. It replaced the town of Bata as the capital of the country in 1969. The city was renamed Malabo in 1973 because President Francisco Macías Nguema wanted to replace European place names with "authentic" African ones.

References[badlo | edit source]

  1. GeoHive: Equatorial Guinea