West Africa

  West Africa (UN subregion)
  The Maghreb, counted as part of North 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]$ 752.983 Billion (2013) (23rd)[1][3]
GDP (PPP) per capita[1]$ 2,500 (2013)[1][4]
Total GDP (nominal)[1]$ 655.93485 Billion (2013)[1][5][6]
Total GDP (nominal) per capita[1]$ 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]

West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of 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
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
Lingua Franca Nova: Africa ueste