West Africa is the western region of Africa. In the north the region is bounded by the Sahel, and in the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean. 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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Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. With an estimated population of 8.8 million inhabitants in the city, or rather 10.7 million in the metropolitan area, Lagos ranks second only to Cairo as the largest city in Africa.
Nigeria is a country in equatorial West Africa. It is the continent's most populous nation.
Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in West Africa.
Sierra Leone is on the West Coast of Africa. The Republic of Guinea is to the north and northeast; Liberia is to the east and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south.
Côte d'Ivoire is a country in West Africa. It has a southerly facing North Atlantic Ocean coast, and is surrounded by Ghana to the east, Liberia to the west, Guinea to the northwest, Mali to the north, and Burkina Faso to the northeast.
The Gambia is a country in West Africa and is the smallest country on the continent of Africa.
Togo is a narrow country in West Africa, sandwiched between Ghana on the west and Benin on the east, with a small border with Burkina Faso to the north, and a 56km coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
- Location: Africa
- Latitude of center: 9° 29' 22" (9.4894°) north
- Longitude of center: 2° 41' 19.1" (2.6886°) west
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