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How deep is the Gulf of Guinea?

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Asked by: Miguel Daly

Is the Gulf of Guinea an ocean?

The Gulf of Guinea is the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean from Cape Lopez in Gabon, north and west to Cape Palmas in Liberia. The intersection of the Equator and Prime Meridian (zero degrees latitude and longitude) is in the gulf.

Gulf of Guinea
River sources Niger
Ocean/sea sources Atlantic Ocean

Are there sharks in Gulf of Guinea?

In total, 1967 pelagic sharks of eight different species were sampled in waters of the Gulf of Guinea between June and August 1993 by commercial longline gear.

Is Gulf of Guinea the same as Atlantic Ocean?

Gulf of Guinea, part of the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean off the western African coast, extending westward from Cap López, near the Equator, to Cape Palmas at longitude 7° west. Its major tributaries include the Volta and Niger rivers.

How many countries are in Gulf of Guinea?

The 16 coastal countries that are situated along the Gulf of Guinea are Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Nigeria, Ghana, São Tomé and Principe, Togo and Sierra Leone.

What city is on the Gulf of Guinea?

Gulf of Guinea Cities: Accra – Capital City of Ghana
Accra is a busy, vibrant, sticky and sprawling city in Ghana situated alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Accra is the capital city of Ghana.

Why is it called Bight of Benin?

History. On 1 February 1852 the British established the Bight of Benin British protectorate, under the authority of Consuls of the Bight of Benin: the republic of Benin and Bight of Benin were named after the Great Benin Empire extending eastward from Cape St. Paul to the Nun outlet of River Niger.

What is the area below the Sahara desert called?

The Sahel is a narrow band of semi-arid land that forms a transition zone between the Sahara to the north and the savannas to the south. It is made up of flat, barren plains that stretch roughly 5,400 kilometers (3,300 miles) across Africa, from Senegal to Sudan.

Which ocean washes the shores of Ghana?

Ghana encompasses plains, low hills, rivers, Lake Volta, the world’s largest artificial lake, Dodi Island and Bobowasi Island on the south Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana.
Geography of Ghana.

Lowest point Atlantic Ocean, 0 m
Longest river Volta
Largest inland body of water Lake Volta
Land Use

How many sea are there in Ghana?

Ghana’s coast stretches for 528 kilometers (328 miles) along the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.

Does Ghana have a desert?

Accra — The Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) has revealed that 49 out of the 138 districts in Ghana are in the desert. This means about 35 percent of Ghana’s landmass is desert, while desertification is dangerously creeping at an estimated 20,000 hectares per year, with the attendant destruction of farmlands.

What was Ghana called before Gold Coast?

the Gold Coast

Before March 1957 Ghana was called the Gold Coast. The Portuguese who came to Ghana in the 15th century found so much gold between the rivers Ankobra and the Volta that they named the place Mina – meaning Mine. The Gold Coast was later adopted to by the English colonisers.