Malabo is the capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea and the Bioko Norte Province. It is located on the north coast of the island of Bioko -island formerly known by Bubis, its native inhabitants, as Etulá, as Fernando Poo by Europeans and has a population of approximately 287,302 inhabitants.
The official languages of the city and across the country, are the Spanish (main and practically the only language used), French and Portuguese.
Malabo is the oldest city of Equatorial Guinea. This is why you can see a lot of buildings with colonial architecture that simultaneously coexist with modern buildings built in the last and recent stage. The downtown streets, with a square design, reveal the ancient conception of modern city with pedestrian areas in all of them. The city also offers numerous green and leisure areas. This phenomenon causes a sensation of architecture tempered by short stature of buildings in a combination of architectural westernization and Africanism pressure.