Factual Overview (as of 31 December 2015)
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West Africa

Country

Area (in sq km)

Population (in m)1

Currency

hdi (2015)

Head of State

Prime Minister

Benin

112,622

10.6

cfa Franc

0.480

Boni Yayi

Burkina Faso

274,122

18.5

cfa Franc

0.402

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Cape Verde

4,033

0.5

Cape Verdean Escudo

0.646

Jorge Carlos Fonseca

José Maria Pereira Neves

Côte d’Ivoire

322,462

23.3

cfa Franc

0.462

Alassane Ouattara

Daniel Kablan Duncan

Gambia

11,295

2.0

Dalasi

0.441

Yahya Jammeh

Ghana

238,500

27.7

Cedi

0.579

John Dramani Mahama

Guinea

245,857

11.0

Guinean Franc

0.411

Alpha Condé

Mamady Youla

Guinea-Bissau

36,125

1.8

cfa Franc

0.420

Jo…

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“Factual Overview (as of 31 December 2015)”, in: Africa Yearbook Online, Edited by: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber, Klaas van Walraven. Consulted online on 21 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2015_factualoverview>
First published online: 2016



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