Bioko


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Bioko: Fernando Po

Bioko

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)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
A Sub-Saharan country in the Bight of Biafra, on the central west coast, with a surface area of 28,017 [km.sup.2], Equatorial Guinea (EG) is divided into two provinces: (1) Rio Muni (26,000 [km.sup.2]) comprising a continental strip between Cameroon and Gabon and the Islands of Corisco, Elobey Grande, Elobey Chico; and (2) Bioko (formerly Fernando Poo) (2,051 [km.sup.2]) comprising the islands of Bioko, Annobon and several adjacent islets.
Nesting populations: CR: Tortuguero, Costa Rica; MEX: Quintana Roo, Mexico; EcFL: East Central Florida, USA; SUR: Matapica and Galibi, Suriname; CUB: southwest Cuba; SFL: Florida, USA; GB: Poilao, Guinea-Bissau; ASC: Ascension Island; AV: Aves Island, Venezuela; BUC: Buck Island; TRI: Trindade Island, Brazil; RC/FN: Rocas Atoll and Fernando Noronha, Brazil; BIO: Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea; STP: Sao Tome and Principe.
loa are present on Bioko Island, previous loiasis cases were reported only in persons who had been exposed to Chrysops flies on mainland Africa (7).
Marathon Oil and its business partners worked with the government to fight malaria in its operations on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea through the Ministry of Health and Social Wellbeing.
Le FOD regroupe le principal parti d'opposition, Convergence pour la democratie sociale (CPDS) ainsi que l'Union populaire (UP), la Force democratique republicaine (FDR) et le Mouvement pour l'autodetermination de l'ile de Bioko. [beaucoup moins que] Le resultat est connu d'avance grace aux multiples irregularites et fraudes deja preparees [beaucoup plus grand que], avait affirme, avant le debut de la campagne officielle, Andres Esono, secretaire general de la CPDS, seul parti d'opposition a disposer d'une representation au Parlement avec un depute et un senateur.
The country has two parts: A continental region with some small offshore islands and an insular region which includes Annobon and Bioko islands to the north.
El portugues Fernando Poo fue el primer europeo en descubrir la Isla de Bioko en 1472; aunque la llamo Formosa acabo siendo conocida con el nombre de su descubridor, pues la isla estaba bajo proteccion portuguesa en 1474.