Landforms, Relief and Associated Drainage Features

  • Barry Floyd


THE principal characteristics of the land surface of Eastern Nigeria are the limited areas of hills and mountains and the dominance of level to moderately rolling plains. The Niger Delta, the broad Coastal Plain and the Cross River Basin together account for almost seventy per cent of the region. Elevations over the greater part of the lowlands seldom exceed 400 feet above sea level (Fig. 5.1). In few other parts of West Africa are there coastal lowlands of comparable dimensions.


Coastal Plain Flood Plain Tidal Creek Niger Delta Coal Measure 
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  1. 1.
    N. P. Iloeje, ‘The Structure and Relief of the Nsukka-Okigwi Cuesta’, The Nigerian Geographical Journal, iv (August 1961), p. 23.Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    P. Jungerius, ‘The Upper Coal Measures Cuesta in Eastern Nigeria’, Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, v (1964), pp. 167–76.Google Scholar

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© Barry Floyd 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Floyd
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  1. 1.University of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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