|Any reader of Illuminatus! knows of Fernando Po, or Poo.|
Bioko Island is an 800 square mile island located 20 miles (32 km) off the coast of Cameroon in west central Africa. Bioko, formerly Fernando Po, is a part of the African country of Equatorial Guinea, known as Spanish Guinea before its independence from Spain in 1968. Equatorial Guinea also includes Rio Muni, a mainland rectangle of land between Cameroon and Gabon, and the island of Annobon, another one of the Gulf of Guinea islands. Equatorial Guinea's capital city of Malabo (pop. 70,000) is located on Bioko's northern tip.