Bird stamps from Fernando Po.

Fernando_Poo-coat-of-armsBioko (also spelled Bioco, in Europe traditionally called Fernando Poo or Fernando Po from the period of Portuguese colonization) is an island 32 km off the west coast of Africa, and the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea.

Its population was 334,463 at the 2015 Census (preliminary results) and it covers an area of 2,017 km2 (779 sq mi). The island is located off Cameroon, in the Bight of Bonny portion of the Gulf of Guinea. Its geology is volcanic; its highest peak is Pico Basile at 3,012 m (9,882 ft).

fernando-po-mapBioko 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.

Bioko used to be the end of a peninsula attached to the mainland in what is now Cameroon, but it was cut off when sea levels rose 10,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age.

The island has a population of 334,463 inhabitants (2015 Census). Its historic indigenous people are the Bubi people who currently constitute 58% of the population. Other ethnicities include the Fang at 16%, Fernandinos at 12%, and the Igbo at 7%, as well as African and European immigrants.

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name

1964.01
  08.07.1964
  Birds

Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata

15c
    14
    Ring-necked Francolin    Scleroptila streptophora

25c
    9
    Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos

50c
    71
    Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata

70c
    14
    Ring-necked Francolin    Scleroptila streptophora
    = 15c

1p
    9
    Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos
    = 25c

1.50p
    71
    Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata
    = 50c

3p
    14
    Ring-necked Francolin    Scleroptila streptophora
    = 15c

5p
    9
    Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos
    = 25c

10p
    71
    Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata
    = 50c

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