Historical map of africa shows the possessions of the different european powers in 1910 what countries are in africa. Guinea bissau covers 36 125 sq km.
The black continent is divided roughly in two by the equator and surrounded by sea except where the isthmus of suez joins it to asia.
Map of africa showing west african countries. Map is showing all the seventeen countries of the western part of africa with territorial boundaries. West africa or western africa is the westernmost region of africa the united nations defines western africa as the 16 countries of benin burkina faso cape verde the gambia ghana guinea guinea bissau ivory coast liberia mali mauritania niger nigeria senegal sierra leone and togo as well as the united kingdom overseas territory of saint helena ascension and tristan da cunha. It is also referred to as western africa.
West africa map western africa is bordered by the atlantic ocean to the south and west and sahara desert to the north. West african country guinea is a republic. West africa is the part of africa that is located in the western part of africa and most of it is in sub saharan africa.
Out of the entire african nations there are 16 nations that make up the west african countries geographically west africa is well distinguished from other parts of africa. 1910 map of the colonization of africa. The nation follows a nonaligned foreign policy.
The map also shows the location of the largest most populos cities in west africa. Mar 18 2014 west africa map explore the map of west africa which is showing the countries of the western part of africa. Also find the list of all west african countries and their capitals.
There are basically eighteen counties that made up west africa. French west africa was divided amongst a cluster of newly independent countries by the end of 1960. Around 1 600 000 people live in this country.
French is the official language of guinea which is a predominantly islamic nation. A map depicting africa before colonization in 1812 by arrowsmith and lewis printed in boston by thomas andrews. Here are the maps of all the countries in west africa.
There are 54 countries the are internationally recognized. West africa s largest urban areas. The north african countries became independent from france in 1956 except algeria where the french settlers have insisted that algeria becomes administratively integrated with france and where a major uprising has thus broken out.
Lagos nigeria abidjan ivory coast kano nigeria ibadan nigeria dakar senegal accra ghana conakry guinea. Map of the world s second largest and second most populous continent located on the african continental plate. It covers an area of 245 860 sq km and has a population of 10 5 million.
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. Clickable map of africa showing the countries capitals and main cities.