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About Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea consists of a mainland segment - south of
Cameroon and north of Gabon - along with the islands of Bioko and
Annobon and the islets
of Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico; in the Gulf of Guinea.
Countries neighbouring Equatorial Guinea are: Cameroon
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The island of Fernando Po, present day Bioko Island, was sighted
by the Portuguese navigator, Fernando Po, in 1471.
Portugal ceded the island to Spain in 1778, and then with the
permission of the Spanish government, Great Britain maintained a naval station at Fernando
Po and administered the island from 1827 until 1844.
Sixty years later Fernando Po and Rio Muni became known as the
Spanish Territories of the Gulf of Guinea, or Spanish Guinea.
The territory gained independence as the republic of Equatorial Guinea
on October 12, 1968.
All visitors to Equatorial Guinea require a visa, except nationals
of the USA.
Travellers should obtain the latest information and details from their
nearest Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Embassies of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Cameroon:
BP 277, Yaounde. Tel: (237) 21 08 04.
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in France:
6 rue Alfred de Vigny, 75008 Paris.
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Nigeria:
P.O.Box 4126, Lagos. Tel: (234 1) 269 12 11.
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Washington,
1511 K Street, N.W., Suite 405, Washington DC.
Hotels in Equatorial
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Formerly Santa Isabel, on the north coast of Bioko Island, Malabo
is the capital of Equatorial Guinea, even though the island lies closer to Cameroon.
The city was founded by the British as Clarencetown in 1827, and was
used as a base for suppressing the slave trade.
The Spanish renamed it Santa Isabel, and made it the capital of
Spanish Guinea. The present name of Malabo was ratified in 1973.
Hotels in Malabo
Carretera del Aeropuerto Km 7 Bioke, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
This contemporary hotel in Equatorial Guinea boasts deluxe conference
facilities, stylish rooms, great dining venues, and a truly relaxed atmosphere; with lush
tropical gardens, poolside corner suites, and tennis courts for the more active.
Guests at the Hilton Malabo were
impressed with the comfortable rooms and luxury setting.
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