- a river in W Africa, flowing Wfrom Cameroon to the Niger River in Nigeria. 870 miles (1400 km).
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In 1830 Lander traced a large part of the course of the Niger downward to its mouth, discovering its tributary the Benue.
In the south limestone is found near Gujba and also along the Gongola tributary of the Benue.
Water communication with the Benue and Niger has been opened through the Gongola river.
Flegel, despite a severe illness, ascended the Benue to Yola, but was unable to accomplish his mission.
- a state of SE Nigeria. Capital: Makurdi. Pop: 4 219 244 (2006). Area: 34 059 sq km (13 150 sq miles)
- a river in W Africa, rising in N Cameroon and flowing west across Nigeria: chief tributary of the River Niger. Length: 1400 km (870 miles)
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