Benin, Bight of
geographical name the N section of Gulf of Guinea W Africa SW of Nigeria

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Benin,Bight of — Benin, Bight of A wide indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa. * * * …   Universalium

  • Benin, Bight of — Bay, northern section of Gulf of Guinea. It extends along the West African coast about 400 mi (640 km) from Cape St. Paul, Ghana, past Togo and Benin to an outlet of the Niger River in Nigeria. Major ports include Lomé, Cotonou, and Lagos. It was …   Universalium

  • Benin, Bight of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bight of Benin — The Bight of Benin is a bight (a type of bay) on the western African coast that extends eastward for about 400 miles (640 km) from Cape St. Paul to the Nun outlet of the Niger River. To the east it is continued by the Bight of Bonny (formerly… …   Wikipedia

  • Bight of Bonny — The Bight of Bonny (also known as the Bight of Biafra) is a bight off the West African coast, in the easternmost part (beyond the Bight of Benin to the West) of the Gulf of Guinea. It extends from the river delta of the Niger in the north till… …   Wikipedia

  • Bight of Benin — noun a broad indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa • Instance Hypernyms: ↑bight • Part Holonyms: ↑Gulf of Guinea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bight of Bonny — Der Golf von Guinea Der Golf von Guinea bezeichnet den Teil des Atlantischen Ozeans, der von den Küsten Westafrikas im Norden und Osten begrenzt wird. Im Norden und Osten grenzt er an das Küstenland der Regionen Ober und Niederguinea und im Süden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benin — /be neen /, n. 1. Formerly, Dahomey. a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence in 1960. 3,197,000; 44,290 sq. mi. (114,711 sq. km). Cap.: Porto Novo. 2. Bight of, a bay in N Gulf of Guinea in W Africa. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Bight (geography) — In geography, bight has two meanings. A bight can be simply a bend or curve in any geographical feature mdash;usually a bend or curve in the line between land and water. Alternatively, the term can refer to a large (and often only slightly… …   Wikipedia

  • bight — /buyt/, n. 1. the middle part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 2. the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 3. a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river. 4. a body of water bounded by such a bend. 5. a bay or …   Universalium

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