AFRICA FACTS

West African Countries List

West Africa Map
West Africa

Introduction

West Africa (also known as Western Africa or West of Africa) consist of 18 countries covering a total area of approximately 1,974,103 square miles (5,112,903 km2) with a population of about 340,000,000 (2013 estimate). Numerous cultures inhabit this vast region with many differences but also with some general similarities in regards to such things as food, clothing, and music. On this page we list facts about this region including information about similarities and differences among its people and what countries are found in West Africa. This information is written for both kids and adults.

List of West African Countries

Interesting West Africa Facts

West African History