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Malabo is the capital of tiny Equatorial Guinea which was one of Africa´s poorest countries until the discovery of huge oil and gas reserves off its coast in the mid 90´s. It was the only Spanish colony in Africa. Nowadays in old Malabo many of its colonial heritage is being restored but as the old town is too small, the ruler decided to build a complete new capital which should be representative of the country´s new found wealth. Construction has already started and considering that it is built out of the jungle it really looks impressive to me. :)

















the new Shearton that is set to open in Malabo II:



A map of Equatorial Guinea: Bata is on the mainland and it is the second largest city of the country



do you see where the red point on the map is, that is where Equatorial Guinea is located:

 

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Yes, that´s true, Africa´s only Spanish-speaking country .... but look how tiny the country really is, it is even much smaller than Djibouti!
 

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Awesome! A little piece of Spanish heritage in Africa. :) I hope things go well for this country. Just one question though....will Malabo II also be on the Isla de Bioko or in the mainland?
 

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Hmm, I'm usually not really fond of these "artificial" capitals. There are several of them around the world, and they are usually never very succesfull. I'm thinking about Astana (Kazakhstan), Lilongwe (Malawi), Brasilia (Brazil)...
 

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Matthias Offodile said:
Yes, that´s true, Africa´s only Spanish-speaking country .... but look how tiny the country really is, it is even much smaller than Djibouti!
Equatorial Guinea:

total: 28,051 sq km

Djibouti:

total: 23,000 sq km
 

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ouupss, it is bigger than Djibouti. I am surprised , maybe due to isla bioko and annóbon ´cos on the map it looks really very small...(thanks for looking up the exact sizes)
 

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and both 'tiny' equatorial Gunea and Djibouti are larger than Israel (21,000 sqm)
and even that is too big in the greedy eyes of 52 arab countires..
 

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ownerjunior, OK, instead of correcting me , I ´ll hand you over the task in keeping us updated - at least once in a while - as you are in Malabo! Please help us with information! Equatorial Guinea´s image is horrible in the entire world and the whoe world thinks that nothing is happening in your country, so please keep us updated, there are no information about neither Malabo nor Bata on the internet!

Thanx!:)


PS: Btw, where do all those old thread come from, the thread was created more than one year ago!
 

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They should have built a new capital city in the mainland of Equatorial Guinea.
 

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Hmm, I'm usually not really fond of these "artificial" capitals. There are several of them around the world, and they are usually never very succesfull. I'm thinking about Astana (Kazakhstan), Lilongwe (Malawi), Brasilia (Brazil)...
and abuja? washington DC. countries move thier capitals all the time. i think its a good idea, especially when the previous capital was set up by colonialists or for reasons other than the present nation state's well being
 

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and both 'tiny' equatorial Gunea and Djibouti are larger than Israel (21,000 sqm)
and even that is too big in the greedy eyes of 52 arab countires..
The question is not the size of Israel, but rather, who it belonged to / was inhabited by prior to its formation. That's a question you should look at. You don't tell a robbed person "don't act like a victim now, I only stole a napkin". That napkin was the homes, farms, and identity of 750,000 displaced Palestinian refugees of 1948.

Now please contribute something meaningful to this thread/forum.
 

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Hi everybody:

I've created a new thread about this very interesting country, so if you want to know more info about Equatorial Guinea, check this out, in spanish, because Equatorial Guinea is our little brother of all spanish commonwealth :D :

 
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