Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Norte province. It’s on the north shore of Bioko, historically known as Bubis, on the island of Bioko.
The population of the city is estimated to be 187,302.
Spanish (the dominant language and nearly the only one spoken), French, and Portuguese are the official languages of the city and the nation.
Malabo is Equatorial Guinea’s oldest city. Many buildings in the city were constructed in the style of colonial architecture under the Spanish control, and they coexist alongside contemporary structures constructed after independence. The square shape of the central streets reveals the old notion of a modern metropolis with no pedestrian spaces. The city also has a lot of parks and recreational opportunities. In a mix of architectural Westernization and Africannism, this phenomena generates a sensation of architecture that is dampened by the low height of structures.
Malabo – Info Card
|POPULATION :||City: 187,302|
|TIME ZONE :||WAT (UTC+1)|
|LANGUAGE :||Spanish 67.6% (official), other 32.4% (includes French (official)|
|RELIGION :||Catholic 80%, Tribal religion 4%, Others ( Islam, Judaism) and unspecified 16%|
|AREA :||630 km2 (240 sq mi)|
|ELEVATION :||0 m (0 ft)|
|COORDINATES :||3°45′7.43″N 8°46′25.32″E|
|SEX RATIO :||• Male: 51.22%
• Female: 48.78%
|ETHNIC :||Fang 85.7%, Bubi 6.5%, Mdowe 3.6%, Annobon 1.6%, Bujeba 1.1%, other 1.4%|
|AREA CODE :||9|
|POSTAL CODE :|
|DIALING CODE :||+240 9|
Tourism in Malabo
The Museum of Modern Art in Equatorial Guinea is a notable museum that houses traditional and modern art from the nation and the continent. The National Library, which was constructed in 1916, is also located in the city.
Climate of Malabo
The climate of Malabo is tropical monsoon.
Malabo receives 1,800 mm of rain each year on average. From December through February, the city has a distinct, though brief, dry season. The driest month is usually February, with 33 mm (0.2 in) of rain on average. It also has a long rainy season that lasts for the next nine months.
Daytime temperatures do not change much from one day to the next, and barely a few degrees throughout the course of the year. Every month of the year, the average low temperature is 21–22 degrees at night (excluding January, when the average low is 19 degrees).
Because of the clearer weather, January features colder nights and hotter days. Despite this, Malabo is one of the world’s gloomiest capitals, with just 1,180 hours of sunlight a year and a lot of fog even when it’s not raining.
Geography of Malabo
Malabo is located north of the island of Bioko, at 3° 45′ 7.43″ north latitude and 8° 46′ 25.32″ east longitude. The Cónsul River runs through Malabo’s south, and the hospital is close over the river to the south-west. Malabo International Airport, which has been renovated and is situated around 9 kilometers from the city center, is located west of the city. Bays and capes may be seen north of the city on the coast. The first is the Punta de la Unidad Africana, which is situated directly behind the Presidential Palace and encompasses the whole eastern portion of Malabo Bay. Punta Europa, situated near the airport in the west of the city, is another significant cape.
Economy of Malabo
Malabo is the country’s business and financial hub. The administration and other services are the backbone of Malabo’s economy. Trade is also one of the most visible and vital economic activity, particularly after the entry of US-based businesses that utilize oil wells along the shore.
The presence of other Americans, Latin Americans, Nigerian Cameroonians, Spanish, and other residents in Central African nations contribute to increased commerce.
The development of fish is the city’s principal industry, while cocoa and coffee are the city’s main exports.