Bight of Benin


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Noun1.Bight of Benin - a broad indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa
Gulf of Guinea - a gulf off the southwest coast of Africa
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With an estimated 100 billion barrels of oil remaining to be discovered and produced in Africa's offshore waters, NamibiaSPAN plays a critical role in establishing a contiguous dataset for the full West Africa margin extending from Mossel Bay to the Bight of Benin.
Benin is bounded by Togo to the west, Burkina Faso and Niger to the north, Nigeria to the east, and the Bight of Benin to the south.
From the early eighteenth century, the Kingdom of Dahomey dominated the slave trade in the Bight of Benin.