Spanish Guinea


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Spanish Guinea

n
(Placename) the former name (until 1964) of Equatorial Guinea

E′quato′rial Guin′ea


n.
a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a Spanish colony; gained independence 1968. 465,746; 10,824 sq. mi. (28,034 sq. km). Cap.: Malabo. Formerly, Spanish Guinea.
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Noun1.Spanish Guinea - a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea)Spanish Guinea - a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
Bioko - an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Equatorial Guinea
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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Spain lacked the wealth and the interest to develop an extensive economic infrastructure in what was commonly known as Spanish Guinea during the first half of this century.
Formal interactions between what became Nigeria and Spanish Guinea began with the attempt by Britain in 1828 to move the headquarters of the Court of Mixed Commission from Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Malabo (formerly Santa Isabel), Equatorial Guinea, at the northern tip of Bioko Island.