Majority of the Western African countries are located close to the Atlantic Ocean and some of the biggest cities in this region are Lagos in Nigeria, Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Abuja also in Nigeria, Kumasi in Ghana and Port Harcourt in Nigeria. The largest ethnic groups in the region are Wolof, Fulani, Igbo, Akan and Yoruba. The West African region has an estimated area mass of about 5,112,903 km square with a combined population of approximately 362,201,579.
Here are the maps of all the countries in West Africa. There are basically eighteen counties that made up West Africa. Listing them in alphabetical order, the countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroon and Mauritania.
The Map of Benin: Benin is sandwiched between Togo to the left, Nigeria to the right, Burkina Faso and Niger to the North. It bordered to the South by the Atlantic Ocean.
The Map of Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso tilted towards the North. The country is basically a land locked country surrounded by Niger to the North East, Benin to the East, Ghana and Togo to the South, Mali to the North West and Ivory Coast to the South West.
The Map of Cape Verde Island: Cape Verde Island is one of the tiniest Islands of the Coast of West Africa. It is located West ward to countries like Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone Senegal and Liberia. The Island has a combination of ten Islands.
The Map of Cote d’Ivoire: Ivory Coast is sandwiched between Ghana to the right and Liberia with Guinea to the left. Ivory Coast is boarded by Mali and Burkina Faso to the north. To the South is surrounded by the Ocean.
The Map of Gambia: The Gambia is embedded inside Senegal. The Western part of Gambia surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Gambia is one of the smallest countries in West Africa.
The Map of Ghana: Ghana is sandwiched in between Togo to the right and Cote d’ Ivoire to the left. To the North, Ghana is boarded by Burkina Faso. Down South, the Atlantic Ocean surrounds it.
The Map of Guinea: Guinea is boarded by six countries. Sierra Leone and Liberia to the South, Ivory Coast to the East, Mali to the North and North East while Senegal and Guinea Bissau to the North West. The Western part of Guinea is surrounded by Ocean.
The Map of Guinea Bissau: Guinea Bissau is surrounded by just two West African countries. Senegal to the North and Guinea to the South and South East. The Western region of Guinea Bissau is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
The Map of Liberia: Liberia is boarded by three West African Countries namely Guinea to the North, Ivory Coast to the East while Sierra Leone to the North West. The Southern part of Liberia is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
The Map of Mali: Mali is a land locked country that is sometimes not considered as part of West Africa. It is surrounded by Algeria to the North, Niger and Burkina Faso to the East and Southern East respectively, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea to the South, Mauritania and Senegal to the West respectively.
The Map of Mauritania: Mauritania is surrounded by Western Sahara to the North West, Algeria to the North, Mali to the East and South East, while Senegal boarders the South. The West is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
The Map of Niger: Another land locked country is Niger. Niger is centered between Western and Northern Africa. It is surrounded by Algeria and Libya to the North, Chad boarders to the East, Nigeria, Benin to the South, Burkina Faso to the South West and Mali to the West.
The Map of Nigeria: Nigeria is boarded by four countries. Benin to the West, Niger to the North, Cameroon to the East and Chad to the North East. Southern Nigeria is boarded by the Atlantic Ocean.
The Map of Senegal: Senegal like Nigeria is also boarded by four countries namely; Mauritania to the North, Mali to the East, Guinea and Guinea Bissau to the South. The Western part of Senegal is boarded by the Atlantic Ocean.
The Map of Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone is boarded by two West African Countries namely Guinea to the North and Liberia to the South East. The entire West, South West and South South are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
The Map of Togo: Three countries surround Togo. Togo is sandwiched between Ghana to the West and Nigeria to the East. Burkina Faso boarders the North and the Atlantic to the south.