Western Africa

An area of west Africa, spanning 16 African countries.

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  • Western Africa — ▪ region, Africa Introduction       region lying south of the Sahara and east and north of the Atlantic Ocean. It is latitudinally divided into two parallel belts of land: the western portion of the Sudan, a geographic area that stretches across… …   Universalium

  • western Africa, history of — Introduction       history of the region from the 11th century to the present.       A reasonable body of sources for the writing of western African history begins to be available about AD 1000. Three centuries earlier, the Arabs (Arab) had… …   Universalium

  • Blacksmiths of western Africa — emerged around 1500 B.C. Blacksmiths are feared in some West African societies for their powerful skills in metalworking, which is considered a form of magic, but universally revered by West African for their technological pioneering. While… …   Wikipedia

  • List of political parties in Western Africa by country — List of countriesReferences …   Wikipedia

  • Rainfall and Temperature Patterns in Western Africa — ▪ Table Freetown Lagos Niamey Annual rainfall (inches) 138 71 22 Rainfall in wettest month (inches) 37 17 7 Length of wet season (months with more than 7 6 2 four inches) Mean annual temperature* 81 (27) 79 (26) 84 (29) Mean daily temperature* in …   Universalium

  • Africa — • This name, which is of Phoenician origin, was at first given by the Romans to the territory about the city of Carthage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Africa     Africa      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Western green mamba — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Africa — /af ri keuh/, n. 1. a continent S of Europe and between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. 551,000,000; ab. 11,700,000 sq. mi. (30,303,000 sq. km). adj. 2. African. * * * I Second largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea,… …   Universalium

  • Africa — For other uses, see Africa (disambiguation). Africa Africa Area …   Wikipedia

  • Western world — Occident redirects here. For other uses, see Occident (disambiguation). For other uses of West , see West (disambiguation) and The West (disambiguation). For the song by American band Pennywise, see The Western World. The Western world, also… …   Wikipedia

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