Bioko (in Europe traditionally called Fernando Po) is an island 32 km off the west coast of Africa, specifically Cameroon, in the Gulf of Guinea. It is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea with a population of 260,000 and an area of 2,017 km2 (779 sq mi). It is volcanic with its highest peak the Pico Basile at 3,012 m (9,882 ft).

Bioko pictures from Flickr
Bioko_2010_0753 Equatorial Guinea, Arenas Blancas

Bioko has a total area of 2,017 km2 (779 sq mi). It is 70 km long from NNE to SSW and about 32 km across. It is volcanic and very mountainous with the highest peak Pico Basile (3,012 m (9,882 ft)). It thus resembles neighbouring islands São Tomé and Príncipe. Like them it lies on the Cameroon Line.


Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea and is located on the northern coast of Bioko Island. Malabo is a big city and have a population of 155,963.