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 (bē-ō′kō) Formerly Fer·nan·do Po (fər-năn′dō pō′)
An island of Equatorial Guinea in the Gulf of Guinea.


(Placename) an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the coast of Cameroon: part of Equatorial Guinea. Capital: Malabo. Area: 2017 sq km (786 sq miles). Former names: Fernando Po (until 1973) or Macías Nguema (1973–79)


(biˈoʊ koʊ)

an island in the Bight of Biafra, near the W coast of Africa: a province of Equatorial Guinea. 80,000; ab. 800 sq. mi. (2072 sq. km). Formerly, Fernando Po, Macías Nguema Biyogo.
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Noun1.Bioko - an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Equatorial GuineaBioko - an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Spanish Guinea - a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
Malabo - the capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea on the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea
Gulf of Guinea - a gulf off the southwest coast of Africa
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The vessel will be operated from Malabo on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
In other agreements, the China State Construction Engineering Corporation will support the development of a planned petroleum industrial facility in the city of Luba, which, like the capital, is located on Bioko Island.
recovered from drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
At the same time, hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in the ports of Malabo and Bata, while an oil terminal has been constructed at Luba on Bioko Island.
More than two decades later the species was reported from localities on the Isle of Fernando Poo, now Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea (Ortiz de Zarate Lopez & Ortiz de Zarate Rocandio 1956).
The capital of the country, with 120,000 people, is located on the north coast of Bioko Island (off the continental mainland in the Gulf of Guinea) and on the rim of a sunken volcano.
Bioko Island is volcanic, with three major peaks of 9,876 feet, 7,416 feet, and 6,885 feet.
SOFITEL Luxury Hotels is opening its second resort in Equatorial Guinea, on Bioko Island in Africa.
It comprises two parts: a Continental Region (Rio Muni), including several small offshore islands like Corisco, Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico, and an insular region containing Annobon island and Bioko island (formerly Fernando Po) where the capital Malabo is situated.
The simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, is at least 32,000 to 75,000 years old, and likely much older, according to a genetic analysis of unique SIV strains found in monkeys on Bioko Island, a former peninsula.
7m t/y LNG export venture under construction on Bioko island.
Reduction in infection with Plasmodium falciparum one year after the introduction of malaria control interventions on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.