West Africa

  West Africa ( UN subregion)
  The Maghreb, counted as part of North Africa.
West Africa
Area 5,112,903 km2 ( 7th) [1]
Population 362,201,579 (2016 est.) ( 3rd) [2]
Density 49.2/km2 (127.5/sq mi) [1]
Demonym West African
Countries
Time zones UTC+0 to UTC+1 [1]
Major Regional Organizations Economic 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]
Kumasi, Ghana [1]
Port Harcourt, Nigeria [1]

West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost subregion of Africa. West Africa has been defined as including 18 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island nation of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo. [7] The population of West Africa is estimated at about 362 million [2] people as of 2016. Islam is the predominant religion of 70% of the population, with smaller amounts practicing Christianity and Traditional African religions.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wes-Afrika
العربية: غرب أفريقيا
azərbaycanca: Qərbi Afrika
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