What is the meaning of Gulf of Guinea?
Also asked, why is it called Gulf of Guinea?
The coastline on the Gulf of Guinea consists of the Bight of Benin and the Bight of Biafra (or Bonny). The name Guinea is said to have come from Ghana. However, this is not certain because the name Guinea has been used in Southern Africa's west coast and West Africa's south coast.
Also, why is the Gulf of Guinea important? The Gulf of Guinea is an important geo-political choke point for shipping transporting oil extracted in the Niger delta, as well as goods to and from central and southern Africa. It includes, for the first time, a section dedicated to regions and sea-basins, including the Gulf of Guinea.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is another name for Gulf of Guinea?
|Gulf of Guinea|
|Native name||French: Golfe de Guinée Portuguese: Golfo da Guiné|
|Ocean/sea sources||Atlantic Ocean|
|Basin countries||Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola|
How long is the Gulf of Guinea?
The entire northern coast of the gulf is washed by the eastward flow of the Guinea Current, which extends 250–300 miles (400–480 km) offshore from Senegal to the Bight of Biafra.