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Annobón

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Annobón is an island in Equatorial Guinea, located farther out in the Atlantic Ocean on a line running through Bioko and the independent islands of Sao Tome and Principe. It is 670 km from Malabo.

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The provincial capital is San Antonio de Palé on the north side of the island. It has an airport and a hospital. The other town is Mabana, formerly known as San Pedro.

In 2015, Annobon had about 5,200 inhabitants. The island's inhabitants are of mixed Portuguese and Angolan descent, with some Spanish mixed in. The official language is Spanish but most of the inhabitants speak, Annobonese, a creole form of Portuguese.

The island's main industries are fishing and timber.

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There is no regular shipping service to the rest of Equatorial Guinea, and ships call as infrequently as every few months.

Palace Travel offers a 10-day tour of Equatorial Guinea that includes 2 days in Annobon.

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Map of Annobón

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  • In San Antonio de Palé, there is a colonial church with a wooden gabled roof and stained-glass windows.
  • Lago a Pot, a crater lake near the center of the volcanic island, which you can get to by hiking through a valley filled with ceiba trees, huge ferns, and lots of moss.
  • Fauna: orange-tailed Annobón paradise flycatchers.
  • Quioveo in the Annobón Natural Reserve is an extinct volcano and the highest point on the island.

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