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, The 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. The population of West Africa is estimated at about 362 million people as of 2016.
- Gambia, The - Territory in west Africa, ruled since 1970 by the Republic of The Gambia
- Ghana - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Ghana
- Liberia - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1986 by the Republic of Liberia
- Nigeria - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Senegal - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Sénégal
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