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Geographically, the Region could be divided into three basic zones. Along the seashore is a low-lying area consisting of a continuous sequence of lagoons, swamps and marshland in a linear pattern. Proceeding inland, there is a 30-40 mile wide belt of undulating hills with high forests. The drainage of the Region is concentrated around several major watersheds, one of which passes the university campus. The vegetation pattern follows the topographical zones and the river courses. In the high forest area, the farmers are clearing sections of the forest to cultivate cocoa trees and short-term crops. It is here that the campus is situated, and the open character of the bushland allows for continuous air flow into and around the buildings erected.