Landforms, Relief and Associated Drainage Features
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.
KeywordsCoastal Plain Flood Plain Tidal Creek Niger Delta Coal Measure
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