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Map of the Gulf of Guinea showing the Bight of Bonny.

The Bight of Bonny (also known as the Bight of Biafra) is a bight off the African coast in the Gulf of Guinea. It extends from the river delta of the Niger in the north till Cape Lopez in Gabon. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (891x557, 155 KB) The Gulf of Guinea with English labels. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (891x557, 155 KB) The Gulf of Guinea with English labels. ... In geography, a bight is a bend or curve in the coastline. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... The Gulf of Guinea is the part of the Atlantic southwest of Africa. ... Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ...


The bight was renamed in Nigeria in 1972, when after the Biafran War, the Nigerian government wanted to remove the name of the secessionist Biafra. People who still consider themselves Biafrans live in various parts of the world today. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Combatants Nigerian federal government Republic of Biafra Commanders Yakubu Gowon Odumegwu Ojukwu Casualties 1,000,000 soldiers and civillians Estimated 2,000,000 civilians The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War, July 6, 1967 – January 13, 1970, was a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of... National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language Igbo, English Capital Enugu Largest city Port Harcourt Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Chief of General Staff (VP) Philip Effiong Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 National...


Countries located at the Bight of Bonny are Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe and Gabon.


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Bonny Bight of - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta (107 words)
Bonny, Bight of, also Bight of Biafra, bay of the Atlantic Ocean, western Africa, in the eastern part of the Gulf of Guinea, about 640 km (400 mi)...
Bight, (from Old English byht), in geography, a wide bay formed by a bend or curve in a shoreline.
Important bights include the Bight of Benin and the...
Bight of Bonny Information (117 words)
The Bight of Bonny (also known as the Bight of Biafra) is a bight off the African coast in the Gulf of Guinea.
The bight was renamed in Nigeria in 1972, when after the Biafran war the Nigerian government wanted to remove the name of the secessionist Biafra.
Countries located at the Bight of Bonny are Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe and Gabon.
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