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The Pico Basilé (formerly known as Pico de Santa Isabel) is the highest mountain on the island of Bioko, which is part of Equatorial Guinea.

Bioko (in Europe traditionally called Fernando Po) is an island 32 km off the west coast of Africa, in particular Cameroon, in the Gulf of Guinea. It is the northernmost part of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Bioko was formed along the Cameroon line, a major northeast-trending geologic fault that runs from the Atlantic Ocean into Cameroon. This line includes other volcanic islands in the Gulf of Guinea such as Annobón, Príncipe and São Tomé, along with the massive stratovolcano of Mount Cameroon.

Humans first arrived on Bioko Island roughly 3'000 years ago when the Bubi tribe migrated from the mainland Africa. Europeans arrived on the island in 1469 when the Portuguese came ashore. Bioko Island, then known as Fernando Po, and a rectangular swath of mainland later became a Spanish colony.

 

Spanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp Briefmarke francobolli 2 CentSpanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp Briefmarke francobolli 25 Cent

Spanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp Briefmarke francobolli  50 CentSpanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp Briefmarke francobolli 1.35 PTASSpanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp Briefmarke francobolli 10Ptas

Spanish Guinea 1949.
Bioko Island and the Pico Basilé.
Spanish general Francisco Franco y Bahamonde (1892-1975)

 

Spanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile BriefmarkeSpanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp Briefmarke francobolli
Spanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile timbreSpanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp

Spanish Guinea 1949.
Bioko Island and the Pico Basilé.
Spanish general Francisco Franco y Bahamonde (1892-1975)

 

Equatorial Guinea 1951 Pico Basile Spanish Guinea stamp

Spanish Guinea 1951, (special delivery stamp).
Bioko Island and the Pico Basilé.
Spanish general Francisco Franco y Bahamonde (1892-1975)

 

Spanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp Spanish Guinea 1959 Pico Basile stamp

Spanish Guinea 1956, "stamp day".
The two stamps are showing the coat of Arms of the city Malabo.
(formerly known as Santa Isabel).

 

Pigeons and coat of Arms of Valencia (Spain) and Malabo (formerly known as Santa Isabel stamp value 10. Pigeons and coat of Arms of Valencia (Spain) and Malabo (formerly known as Santa Isabel stamp value 15Pigeons and coat of Arms of Valencia (Spain) and Malabo (formerly known as Santa Isabel stamp value 50

Spanish Guinea 1958.
Pigeons and coat of Arms of Valencia (Spain) and Malabo (formerly known as Santa Isabel.

 

Fernando Poo 1961 map of Bioko island stamp Briefmarke francobolli timre

Fernando Poo 1961, map of Bioko island.  

 

Fernando Poo 1961, Pico Basilé in the background.
Spanish general Francisco Franco y Bahamonde (1892-1975) in the foreground.

 

Spain 1963, coat of Arms of the city Malabo.
(formerly known as Santa Isabel)

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