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West African Countries

West African Countries and Their Capitals.

The African continent is the second largest world (Asia being the Larget) covering an of 30,370,000 km²(11.7 million square miles) and accounting for more than 16% of the total world population. The African continent is further divided into 5 sub-regions namely:

  • Northern Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Central Africa
  • Western Africa and
  • Southern Africa.

West Africa is one of the rapidly developing regions in both social and economic levels. The west African Sub-region is made up of 16 countries with a total population of over 360 million. In this post we have we compiled a list the 16 of  West African countries and their capitals. Refer also to the map provided.

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Country NameCapitalPopulation (in M)
BeninPorto-Novo10.9
Burkina FasoOuagadougou18.7
Cape VerdePraia0.5
GambiaBanjul2,0
GhanaAccra28.2
GuineaConakry12.4
Guinea-BissauBissau1.8
Ivory CoastYamoussoukro23.7
LiberiaMonrovia4.6
MaliBamako18,0
MauretaniaNouakchott4.3
NigerNiamey20.7
NigeriaAbuja186,0
SenegalDakar15,0
Sierra LeoneFreetown7.4
TogoLomé7.6

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From the list it can be seen that Nigeria is the most populous West African nation with nearly 190 million inhabitants

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