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This could be one of your JAMB questions you need to know the answer to. The truth is that most African countries we know today were form comparably recently. Prior to colonization of Africa much of the land was divided and inhabited by various tribes. Presently West Africa has 16 countries sharing the region. Most of them were formed after the Scramble for Africa and decolonization.
List of all the West Africa countries and their capitals:
This is a unique country, as it was never colonized. Actually it was formed to become a home for black people brought back from the slavery of the Western World. the capital city of Liberia is Monrovia.
It used to be French colony, so their main language is French and the capital of Benin is Porto Novo. Yet, the government is located in Cononou, which is the largest city of this sub-Saharan country.
- Cape Verde
This country occupies islands in Atlantic Ocean, created by volcanoes. Praia is the local capital there.
- Burkina Faso
This country has also been colonized by French and that is their official language there. The capital city is Ooagadougou.
This country can boast to have one of the fastest growing economies not only in the West Africa, but in the whole world. The cap city is Accra.
This Giant of Africa has its capital in Abuja, but formerly it was in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria and in all the Africa.
This country is also in our list of the sub-Saharan region of West Africa. The capital is located in Bamako.
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This country has a very simple lifestyle in it and most people are occupied doing fishing, growing crops and in tourism. Banjul is the capital city there.
Conakry is the capital city. The official religion is Islam and the language is French.
- Ivory Coast
This country has sort of two different capitals. One of them is the largest city, which is Abidjan. It is the economical capital of Cote d’Ivoire. The other one is the political cap city – Yamoussoukro.
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This nation is completely Muslim and it is located in the Sahara Desert. It’s capital is Nouachott.
This West Africa country stands out of the crowd, because GDP here is the lowest not only in sub-Saharan area, but in the world! The cap city is Bissau.
One of the facts you should know about this country is that is has the largest land mass among all the West Africa countries. Its capital is Niamey.
The main city here is Dakar. In the past it used to be the capital of Maki Federation. Most part of the population of the country speak French
Lome is the capital city of Togo. This country is rather small by its population compared to others in the region.
- Sierra Leone
This country can boast of being one of the top ten producers of diamonds in Africa and on the globe. Freetown is its capital.
Now you’ve got more information about the area you live in. And you can got correct JAMB answers to pass the test and avoid failing JAMB exam.