Discover Malabo, Capital City of Equatorial Guinea
Discover Malabo, Capital City in Equatorial GuineaHello Displorers, welcome to another informative video presented to you by Displore and thanks for watching. In this video we shall be taking you to central Africa to shine the light on one of the smallest capital cities in that part of the contienent Malabo. Malabo is the capital and oldest city of Equatorial Guinea and the province of Bioko Norte. Located on the north coast of the island of Bioko, it is a city of approximately 300.000 inhabitants. Spanish is the official, most spoken and practical language of the city except for some French and Portuguese. Although not usually the top mentions in Africa, Malabo is one city to watch out for and in this video, we shall explore Equatorial Guinea’s Capital city but first let’s go back in time to understand how this city came into existence.If you are new here, welcome, be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications so you don’t miss any of our videos.History of MalaboIn 1472, in an attempt to find a new route to India, the Portuguese navigator Fernão do Pó, encountered the island of Bioko, which he called "Formosa" later renamed after Fernando Pó. At the beginning of the 16th century, specifically in 1507, the Portuguese Ramos de Esquivel made a first attempt at colonization on the island of Fernando Pó.With the treaties of San Ildefonso in 1777 and El Pardo in 1778, during the reign of the Spanish King Carlos III the Portuguese gave to the Spanish the islands of Fernando Pó, Annobón, and the right to conduct trade in the mainland, an area of influence approximately of 800 000 km2 in Africa, in exchange for the Colonia del Sacramento in the River Plate and the Santa Catalina Island off the Brazilian coast. Having failed its attempts to colonize these lands because they already had vast colonies in other parts of the world, Spain lost interest in Spanish Guinea in 1827 and authorized the British use the island as a base for the work of suppression of the slave trade.