Luba, Equatorial Guinea

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Luba, 2013
Luba, 2013
Luba is located in Bioko
Luba is located in Equatorial Guinea
Location in Bioko
Coordinates: 3°27′N 8°33′E / 3.450°N 8.550°E / 3.450; 8.550Coordinates: 3°27′N 8°33′E / 3.450°N 8.550°E / 3.450; 8.550
Country  Equatorial Guinea
Province Bioko Sur
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Population (2012)
 • City 7,739
 • Metro 24,000
Climate Am

Luba (formerly San Carlos) is the second largest town of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea, having a population of around 7,000 people. It lies on the west coast beneath volcanic peaks and is a port for the logging industry. Attractions in the town include several beaches and a colonial hospital.

The city may be joined either by sea or by a main road linking Luba to the country's capital, Malabo. The road is now accessible; it takes about an hour to go from Malabo to Luba.

In 1999, a free port opened near the town, creating a deep water access for larger vessels, providing oil industry vessels an alternative to the congested port of Malabo for its supply of fuels, water and materials.[1] As of 2010 a new highway was under construction from Luba via Belebú Balachá through the Luba Crater Scientific Reserve to Ureca near the south coast.[2]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Luba Freeport Ltd". Luba Freeport Ltd. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  2. ^ Cronin, Drew (September 2010). "OPPORTUNITIES LOST: THE RAPIDLY DETERIORATING CONSERVATION STATUS OF THE MONKEYS ON BIOKO ISLAND, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (2010)" (PDF). Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial, Drexel University. p. 7. Retrieved 2012-03-25.