Bioko

island

Bioko is an island 32 km (20 mi) off the west coast of Africa. It is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea. It is in the Bight of Bonny part of the Gulf of Guinea.

Bioko
Fernando Pó
Native name:
Ëtulá Ëria
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Map of Bioko
Geography
LocationGulf of Guinea
Coordinates3°30′N 8°42′E / 3.500°N 8.700°E / 3.500; 8.700Coordinates: 3°30′N 8°42′E / 3.500°N 8.700°E / 3.500; 8.700
Area2,017 km2 (779 sq mi)
Length70 km (43 mi)
Width32 km (19.9 mi)
Highest elevation3,012 m (9,882 ft)
Highest pointPico Basile
Administration
Equatorial Guinea
Largest settlementMalabo (pop. 155,963 (2005 estimate)[source?])
Demographics
Population334,463 (2015 Census (preliminary))
Pop. density165.8 /km2 (429.4 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBubi (58%), Fang (16%), Fernandino (12%), Igbo (7%) (2002)[1]

Bioko has a total area of 2,017 km2 (779 sq mi). It is 70 km (43 mi) long and about 32 km (20 mi) across. Its highest peak is Pico Basile at 3,012 m (9,882 ft).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Minahan, James (2002). Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: A-C. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 330. ISBN 0313321094.