West Africa

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

West Africa is the westernmost region of Africa. West Africa has been defined as including 17 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island nation of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the islands of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.[7] The population of West Africa is estimated at about 362 million[2] people as of 2016.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wes-Afrika
العربية: غرب أفريقيا
azərbaycanca: Qərbi Afrika
Bân-lâm-gú: Se 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
Basa Jawa: Afrika Kulon
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