Lower Guinea


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Guinea, Lower

 

a natural region of Central Africa bordering on the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean on the east and located between the tip of the Bight of Biafra on the north and the upper reaches of the Cuanza River on the south. Lower Guinea includes a narrow strip of coastal lowland as well as the socle plains, plateaus, and mountains that rise behind it and are collectively called the Southern Guinea Highlands. The cold Benguela Current, which runs along the coast from north to south, decreases the humidity of the climate, and south of the mouth of the Congo River the humid evergreen forests give way to parklike savannas. Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire, the People’s Republic of the Congo, and Angola are partly or entirely located within Lower Guinea.

I. N. OLEINIKOV

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It can be read as an informed comparative study of slavery and slave emancipation in two West African regions--the Gold Coast in Lower Guinea and the Senegal Colony in Upper Guinea.
Shortly afterward Edward Barton, an Irish-American bishop and the newly appointed vicar apostolic of Upper and Lower Guinea, also saw the rector and explained his predicament: his mission covered 5,000 coastal miles of Africa, and he had only one priest to help him.
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