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West Africa is the western region of . In the north the region is bounded by the , and in the south and west by the . The most densely populated area of Africa, it is many ways both the continent's most difficult place for travel and potentially its most rewarding.
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is the most populous city in . With an estimated population of 8.8 million inhabitants in the city, or 16 million in the metropolitan area, ranks second only to as the most populous city in .

is the capital city of . has a population of 2,291,352.

is a country in . It borders the countries of to the west, to the north and to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

is a large country in equatorial .

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, formerly Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in .

is a country in . It borders to the west, to the east and and to the north.

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is on the West Coast of Africa. The Republic of is to the north and northeast; is to the east and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south.

is a country in . It has a southerly facing North Atlantic Ocean coast, and is surrounded by to the east, to the west, to the northwest, to the north, and to the northeast.

, is a former Portuguese colony bordered by to the north and to the south and east.

The is a country in and is the smallest country on the continent of Africa.

is a former French colony that borders and to the north, on the north and north-east, to the east and and to the south.

is a narrow country in , sandwiched between on the west and on the east, with a small border with to the north, and a 56-km coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

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West Africa

  • Location:
  • Latitude of center: 9° 29' 22" (9.4894°) north
  • Longitude of center: 2° 41' 19.1" (2.6886°) west
  • Wikidata: West Africa
  • Wikimedia Commons: West Africa

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Other Names for West Africa

French: Afrique de l'Ouest, German: Westafrika, Italian: Africa occidentale, Portuguese: África Ocidental, Spanish: África Occidental
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