West Africa

The region of West Africa is in dark green; the Maghreb is in lime

West Africa is a region of Africa, the westernmost parts of the continent. It includes the countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the United Kingdom possession of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo. A feature of the region is that most of the population in the northern and western parts of the region are mostly Muslim, while the coastal populations of the southern region tend to be Christian, either Catholic or Protestant