West Africa

West Africa
LocationWesternAfrica.png
  West Africa (UN subregion)
  The northwest African region of Maghreb is counted as part of North Africa.
Area5,112,903 km2 (1,974,103 sq mi) (7th)
Population362,201,579 (2016 est.) (3rd)[1]
381,981,000 (female: 189,672,000; male: 192,309,000 (2017 est.[2])
Density49.2/km2 (127.5/sq mi)
DemonymWest African
Countries
Time zonesUTC+0 to UTC+1
Major Regional OrganizationsEconomic Community of West African States (ECOWAS; established 1975)
Total GDP (PPP)US$752.983 billion (2013) (23rd)[3]
GDP (PPP) per capitaUS$2,500 (2013)[4]
Total GDP (nominal)US$655.93485 billion (2013)[5][6]
Total GDP (nominal) per capitaUS$1,929.22 (2013)[5]
Currency
Largest cities
Lagos, Nigeria
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Accra, Ghana
Abuja, Nigeria
Ibadan, Nigeria
Kumasi, Ghana
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
UN M.49 code011 – West Africa
202Sub-Saharan Africa
002Africa
001World

West Africa is the westernmost region of Africa. The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.[7] The population of West Africa is estimated at about 362 million[1] people as of 2016, and at 381,981,000 as of 2017, of which 189,672,000 are female and 192,309,000 male.[2]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wes-Afrika
العربية: غرب أفريقيا
azərbaycanca: Qərbi Afrika
Bân-lâm-gú: Sai Hui-chiu
беларуская: Заходняя Афрыка
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Заходняя Афрыка
Bikol Central: Aprikang Solnopan
български: Западна Африка
bosanski: Zapadna Afrika
Чӑвашла: Анăç Африка
čeština: Západní Afrika
dansk: Vestafrika
Deutsch: Westafrika
Ελληνικά: Δυτική Αφρική
Esperanto: Okcidentafriko
한국어: 서아프리카
hrvatski: Zapadna Afrika
Bahasa Indonesia: Afrika Barat
íslenska: Vestur-Afríka
қазақша: Батыс Африка
Кыргызча: Батыш Африка
latviešu: Rietumāfrika
Lëtzebuergesch: Westafrika
lietuvių: Vakarų Afrika
Lingua Franca Nova: Africa ueste
македонски: Западна Африка
მარგალური: ბჟადალი აფრიკა
Bahasa Melayu: Afrika Barat
монгол: Өрнө Африк
Nederlands: West-Afrika
Nedersaksies: West-Afrika
日本語: 西アフリカ
norsk nynorsk: Vest-Afrika
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Gʻarbiy Afrika
português: África Ocidental
Qaraqalpaqsha: Batis Afrika
саха тыла: Арҕаа Африка
Sesotho sa Leboa: Afrika Bodikela
Simple English: West Africa
slovenčina: Západná Afrika
slovenščina: Zahodna Afrika
Soomaaliga: Galbeedka Afrika
српски / srpski: Западна Африка
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zapadna Afrika
Basa Sunda: Afrika Kulon
svenska: Västafrika
татарча/tatarça: Көнбатыш Африка
Türkçe: Batı Afrika
Türkmençe: Günbatar Afrika
українська: Західна Африка
Tiếng Việt: Tây Phi
吴语: 西非
ייִדיש: מערב אפריקע
粵語: 西非
中文: 西非