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States of West Africa

The region situated in the west of Africa is known as West Africa or Western Africa. The total area of the region is about 5 million square km. The entire countries of West Africa are associated with the ECOWAS or Economic Community of West African States excluding the Mauritania nation. To the west and south side of the area there lies the South Atlantic Ocean. The north corner of the region is the Sahara Desert along the Ranishanu Bend. To the east the region has inexact margin with the Benue Trough and a limit from Mount Cameroon to Lake Chad. The West African area's regal limits reveal the margins of Western Africa transverse by the cultural and civilizing. Many nations of West Africa share the ethnicities. The total area of West Africa is approximately 6,140,000 km2. West Africa covers about one fifth region of Africa. The larger part of the region is flat terrain. The north of West Africa is steppe identified as Sahel, an intermediary region linking the Sahara and the savannahs of the western Sudan forests. A game known as oware or Awari is very famous in few parts of West Africa. Soccer is a well liked sport in West Africa. Some of the different types of music like Mbalax, Highlife, Fuji and Afrobeat are popular here. Boubou robe, Dashiki and Senegalese Kaftan is the official clothing for the people of Western Africa.

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West Africa state Niger Flag
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Benin Information

Formally the nation of Benin is called as the Republic of Benin. It is situated in West Africa. The nation has boundaries in the west there is Togo, in the east there is Nigeria and in the north there are Burkina Faso and Niger. It also has a tiny shoreline located in south on the Bight of Benin where the larger portions of the people live. Porto-Novo is the capital city of the nation. The biggest city of Benin is Cotonou. In Cotonou the bench of regime is situated. The total area of the region is about 110,000 square kilometers or 42,000 sq mi. The main sector of economy of the nation of Benin is agriculture. The climate in the nation is tropical. French language is used formally. Roman Catholicism is the major religion followed. The country of Benin is associated with the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association and the Niger Basin Authority. The Kingdom of Dahomey powered the Benin nation from 17th to 19th centuries. It got freedom from France in the year 1960. An economic downturn occurred in the period of Marxist-Leninist authoritarianism. In the year 1991 the Republic of Benin was structured.

Burkina Faso Information

Burkina Faso or Burkina is a nation surrounded by land and is located in the West Africa. The nation has boundaries with six countries. They are in the north it has Mali in the east it has Niger, in the southeast it has Benin, in the south it has Togo and Ghana and in the southwest it has Cote d'Ivoire. The country of Burkina Faso covers an area of 274,200 square kilometers or 105,900 sq mi. The country in early period was recognized as the Republic of Upper Volta. Later President Thomas Sankara changed the name and the synonym for it was "the land of upright people". The word Burkina means "men of integrity," in the language of Moore, and "Faso" is "father's house" in Dioula. The residents of Burkina Faso are also called as Burkinabe. The northwestern area was occupied by hunter-gatherers in 14,000 and 5000 BC. In 1896 the mossi kingdoms were developed as a French protectorate. In the year 1960 the country got its freedom from France. The government of Burkina Faso faced many ups and downs. The structure of the regime is semi-presidential republic. Ouagadougou is the capital city of Burkina Faso. The Burkina Faso nation is associated with the African Union, Community of Sahel-Saharan States, La Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Economic Community of West African State's

Cape Verde Information

Cape Verde an island nation situated in the west of Africa is officially called as the Republic of Cape Verde. The nation comprises of 10 islands sited in the central Atlantic Ocean. The total area of Cape Verde is about 4,000 square kilometers or 1,500 sq mi. The Portuguese people explored the vacant islands. The island lacked in natural resources. There was economic breakdown in the 19th century. The island nation got independence in the year 1975. Praia is the capital city of the nation. It is an expanding island. It has got steady political conditions. Regardless of being deficient in the natural resources the political system of the island country has a steady democracy with prominent economic augmentation and progress of livelihood state. Owing to the economic crisis next to independence the local people shifted to other countries. The climate of Cape Verde is temperate all over the year. The island is known for different sceneries, warm welcome to public and civilizing prosperity, particularly in music.

Cote Divoire Information

Cote Divoire a nation situated in West Africa can also be recognized by the Republic of Ivory Coast or Ivory Coast. The nation covers an area of about 322,462 square kilometers or 124,503 sq mi. The nations which shares boundaries with Cote Divoire are Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. To the south it has the Gulf of Guinea. The people of Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoule were residing in Cote Divoire before the European migration. The Anyi kingdoms, Indenie and Sanwi, tried to split from the nation in the French colonial age and after Cote d'Ivoire's freedom. An agreement of 1843-1844 resulted in developing Cote d'Ivoire as a region of France and a portion of the European scramble for Africa in 1893. The nation of Cote d'Ivoire got its freedom on 7 August 1960. In 1999 the country has undergone a rebellion d'etat and in 2002 a civil war. The nation of Cote d'Ivoire is republic with a well-built executive power. The President has the executive power. Yamoussoukro is the de jure capital. The port city of Abidjan is the biggest city of Cote Divoire. There are 19 regions and 81 departments in the country of Cote Divoire. The nation is associated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, African Union, La Francophonie, Latin Union, Economic Community of West African States and South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone. The language used formally is French. The other major languages used locally are Baoule, Dioula, Dan, Anyin and Cebaara Senufo. The larger part of people follows Islam and Christianity religions. In 1960s and 1970s there was a boom in economy due to production of coffee and cocoa. The country went through economic breakdown in 1980s. At present the agriculture sector is the major sector for the economy.

Gambia Information

A country situated in the western Africa is Gambia. It is also known by The Republic of The Gambia or The Gambia. It is the tiniest nation in Africa. The country shares its boundaries with Senegal on the north, east and south and on the west it has a tiny shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean. The country got its name from the name of the river Gambia. The Gambia nation covers an area of around 10,500 km². The people living in the country of Gambia are about 1,700,000. The nation got its freedom from the United Kingdom and tied The Commonwealth on 18th of February in 1965. Serekunda is considered to be the biggest and the capital city. The nation was occupied by Portuguese and British. From the period of achieving liberty the political system became steady. The only exclusion for political instability is a short time of military rule in 1994. Cultivation, fishing, and tourism are prominent sectors of the nation on which the economy relies.

Ghana Information

A country named Ghana is located in the west of Africa. It is officially called as the Republic of Ghana. It is surrounded by Burkina Faso to the north, the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, and Togo to the east. From the ancient Ghana Empire the word Ghana is derived, it means "Warrior King". Among others the inland Ashanti Empire, the Akwamu, the Akyem, the Denkyira, and the Fante, were included. By a number of ancient predominantly Akan kingdoms, in pre-colonial times Ghana was inhabited. Due to Akan's gold wealth, prior to contact with Europeans trade between the Akan and various African states flourished. In the 15th century, after contact with the Portuguese, trade with European states began. The Gold Coast Crown colony in 1874 was established by the British over some parts, but not all of the country. By becoming one of the first sub-Saharan African nation, in 1957 the Gold Coast achieved Independence from the United Kingdom. For the new nation to reflect the ancient Empire of Ghana the name "GHANA" was chosen, throughout much of West Africa, Which was once extended. In the world the second largest producer of cocoa is Ghana, & it is home to the largest artificial lake in the world "Lake Volta", by surface area. As the World's fastest growing Economy, in 2011 the economy of Ghana has been listed. Ghana growth rate stands ahead of the rest of the world, with an economic growth of about 20.146 % for the year 2011. Ghana is considered as the second fastest growing in the world, with an estimated growth rate of 14.337 %, with the following of Qatar by 2011.

Guinea Information

Formally the nation of Guinea is called as the Republic of Guinea. In the early period it was known by French Guinea. The biggest and the capital city of the country is Conakry. From a while the nation is also referred as Guinea-Conakry. The total area of the Guinea is around 246,000 square kilometers or 94,981 sq mi. The nation got the autonomy from France on October 2nd 1958. The structure of the nation is hemispherical by twisting the boundary on the west on the Atlantic Ocean in the direction of the east and the south. To the north the nation which shares boundaries are Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, to the south it has Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Cote d'Ivoire and to the east there is Niger River. The country of Guinea has around 24 ethnic groups. The groups which are majorly used are the Fula, Mandinka, and Susu. The conflicts among nations SierraLeone and Liberia has initiated volatility. The prominent export products of the nation were bananas, pineapples, coffee and peanuts. There are bauxite reserves along with diamonds and gold

Guinea-Bissau Information

The nation of Guinea-Bissau is situated in the west of Africa. It is also known as the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. The boundaries to the nation are on the north it has Senegal, on the south and east it has Guinea and on the west it has Atlantic Ocean. The total area of the region is about 36,125 km² or 14,000 sq mi. Up to 18th century the nation was ruled by Gabu and Mali Empire. In the 19th century it was developed as a Portuguese colony of Portuguese Guinea. In 1974 the nation got its freedom. Bissau is the capital city of Guinea. The name of capital city Bissau was attached in the country's name to differentiate it from its neighboring country Republic of Guinea. The language used officially is Portuguese. But merely 14% of people converse in the official language. A Kriol, which is a creole language, is used by approximately 44% of the population. African traditional religions and Islam along with a small amount of Christian are the majorly used religions in the country of Guinea-Bissau. The country is associated with the African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Latin Union, Community of Portuguese Language Countries, La Francophonie and the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone. The nation has deprived per-capita GDP in the world.

Liberia Information

A country located on the west coast of Africa is Liberia. It is also known as the Republic of Liberia. "Land of the Free" is the synonym for the name of the nation Liberia. The nation shares its margins with in the West it has Sierra Leone, in the north it has Guinea, in the east it has Cote d'Ivoire and in the south it has Atlantic Ocean. The region of Liberia is encompassed with an area of 369 km2 or 43,000 sq mi. Monrovia is the capital city of the nation. The climate in the Liberia nation is sizzling equatorial climate with ruthless harmattan winds in the parched season. Liberia's inhabited Pepper shore includes mainly mangrove forests. It is a nation which has no European Scramble for Africa. It was associated and occupied by the United States in the year 1821 and 1822. The nation of Liberia became republic in the year 1847 and was called as the Republic of Liberia. The political system resembled that of the United States. Two civil wars held scattered the nation. The country of Liberia is still recovering from the damage. The peak point of the nation is at the Mount Wuteve which is positioned at a height of 1,380 m.

Mali Information

A western African nation surrounded by land on all sides is Mali. The country of Mali has boundaries with in the north there is Algeria, in the east there is Niger, in the south there are Burkina Faso and the Cote d'Ivoire, in the south-west there is Guinea, and in the west there are Senegal and Mauritania. The total area covered by the nation of Mali is around 1,240,000 km². Bamako is the capital city of the nation. There are eight regions in the country. The boundary of the north attains the center of Sahara. The south area has the Niger and Senegal rivers. The economy of the country is largely influenced by the agricultural and fishing sectors. Gold, uranium, and salt are the natural resources available in Mali. The nation of Mali was formerly associated with Ghana Empire and the Songhai Empire. The country was powered by French in the 19th century. Mali got its freedom in 1959 along with Senegal. Later it turned as the Republic of Mali. A sudden, extrajudicial deposition of a government of Mali initiated a democratic, multi-party state. The region of Mali is typically flat plain land. The nation's formally used language is French. The climate in Mali is almost scorching all the year. The language of Bambara is widely used in this country. The large part of population follows the Islam religion.

Mauritania Information

Mauritania a nation in the Maghreb and west of Africa is also called as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. It has boundaries on the west it has the Atlantic Ocean, on the north it has Western Sahara, on the northeast it has Algeria, on the east and southeast it has Mali, and on the southwest it has Senegal. The country got its name following the Roman province of Mauretania. Nouakchott is the biggest and the capital city of the nation of Mauretania. The capital city can be found on the Atlantic coast. On 6 August 2008 a military coup d'etat directed by General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz removed civilian government from the power. The weather is hot and arid. The primary sector for earning a livelihood is agriculture. The nation of Mauritania has available resources like metals and precious stones like iron ore, copper, gold, diamonds etc. The country is well known for its art works which reflects the art from African and Islam.

Niger Information

In Western Africa, a landlocked country named Niger is officially named as the Republic of Niger. Its borders are surrounded by Algeria and Libya to the north, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Chad to the east. With over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara desert, making it the largest nation in West Africa, Niger covers of almost 1,270,000 km area of land. In the far south and west of the nation is mostly clustered & country's predominantly Islamic population of just above 15,000,000 Niamey is the capital of Niger. The United Nation's Human Development Index (HDI), consistently has one of the lowest ranks, currently 167th of 169 countries. The developing country is Niger. The country is threatened by periodic drought and desertification by much of the non-desert portions. By Desert terrain poor education, lack of infrastructure, poor health care, and environmental degradation the country remains handicapped by its landlocked position. From the long Independent histories of its several ethnic groups, great diversity reflects Nigerian society. From Military rule Nigerians have lived under five constitutions and three periods since Independence. Niger has little access to advanced education, as a majority lives in rural areas.

Nigeria Information

The country of Nigeria is formally called as the Federal Republic of Nigeria situated in West Africa. It is a federal legitimate republic. The nation is included with 36 states and the Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The countries surrounding the nation are to the west there is the Republic of Benin, to the east there are Chad and Cameroon, and to the north there is Niger and to the south coast there is Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are the major ethnic groups of Nigeria. The religions which are most followed in country of Nigeria are Muslims and Christians. The past of the Nigeria nation is widespread. The people in Nigeria were living from nearly 9000 BCE. The name to nation of Nigeria was derived from the name of the river Niger, which flows in the country. Nigeria is densely populated and stands seventh position in the world for large part is occupied by Black. The nation is associated of the Commonwealth of Nations. The nation's economy is developing rapidly.

Senegal Information

Senegal a nation of West Africa is located in the south of the Senegal River. The name of country is derived from the river Senegal. The nations which surround Senegal are in the west there is the Atlantic Ocean, in the north there is Mauritania, in the east there is Mali, in the south there are Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Within the region is bordered by The Gambia on the north, east and south excluding the Gambia's little Atlantic Ocean shore. The total land area of the nation of Senegal is 197,000 square kilometers or 76,000 sq mi. The weather of the nation is tropical. The nation got its independence in the year 1960. A city on the Cap-Vert peninsula at the western corner of the Senegal nation is its capital. Cape Verde Islands is positioned nearly 500 kilometers or 300 mi off the beach, in the Atlantic Ocean. The country of Senegal is ethnically affluent, eminent for its exceptional band and story tellers. The nation has fine beaches, attractive majestic towns, lagoons and rivers to travel around.

Sierra Leone Information

The country of Sierra Leone is officially known as Republic of Sierra Leone. It is located in West Africa. The country bordered by Ghana on the north and east, Liberia on the southeast and Atlantic Ocean on the west and southwest. Sierra Leone total area is 27,699 sq mi and it has 6.4 million of population. Freetown is the country largest and capital city in Sierra Leone. The country official language is English but Krio, an English-based language, is generally used. Sierra Leone has almost sixteen ethnic groups, each with its own language and costume. The country has depended on mining particularly diamonds, for its financial base it is among the top ten diamond producing nations in the world, and mineral exports remain the main foreign currency earner. The Sierra Leone gained their independence from United Kingdom on 27th April 1961. Actually the country is a mainly Muslim nation, though with a significant Christian minority. Sierra Leone is ranked as one of the most religiously accepting nations in the world. Because the country people often married across ethnic and religious restrictions. Muslims and Christians are collaborating and cooperate with each other quietly. This country has Sherbro, Temne and Limba people also. In the year of 1462 it was visited by the Portuguese traveler Pedro da Cintra, who dubbed it Serra de Leao it means "Lion Mountains". After it was an important centre of the intercontinental trade in slaves until March 11th 1792 when Freetown was established by the Sierra Leone Company as a home for formerly enslaved African Americans. Sierra Leone is the 12th lowest ranked country on the Human Development Index and 8th lowest ranked on the Human Poverty Index, distress from endemic dishonesty and destruction of the press.


Togo Information

The country of Togo is officially known as Togolese Republic. It is located in West Africa. The country bordered by Ghana on the west, Benin on the east and Burkina Faso on the north. The country capital and largest city is Lome is situated on the coast. Togo covers an area of around 21,925 sq mi with a population of around 6.7 million. The people of Togo mainly include of people tribes originating from Africa. The country official language is French but there are many further languages spoken in Togo mainly persons of the Gbe family. The county is a humid, sub-Saharan nation and highly reliant on agriculture, with weather that affords good growing seasons. The largest religious groups are native beliefs but there are major Christian and Muslim sections in Togo. Togo is also a member of the United Nations, African Union, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie and Economic Community of West African States. The country gained their independence from France on April 27, 1960. The Togo country currency is West African CFA Franc. The country economy is mainly dependent on the agricultural produces