Bight of Benin


The Bight of Benin is a bight on the western African coast. The bight is part of the Gulf of Guinea. The Republic of Benin and this bight were both named after the Benin Empire.

Map of the Gulf of Guinea showing the Bight of Benin.

This area is known as the Slave Coast. This area was used heavily in the African slave trade.

Coordinates: 5°00′N 2°06′E / 5.0°N 2.1°E / 5.0; 2.1