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Republic of Senegal

Senegal location
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Official language – French
It owes its name to the Senegal River that borders it to the east and north.
Capital – Dakar
National holiday – Independence Day, 4 April (1960)

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Nigeria location
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Official language – English
Capital – Abuja
Other Major Cities: Lagos (Largest city, more than 15 mln people), Ibadan, Kano and at least 7 other cities with a population of over 1 million

Republic of Niger

Niger location
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Official language – French
Capital – Niamey (far-southwest corner of Niger)
National holiday – Independence Day, 3 August (1960) (from France)
Government type – Presidential Republic

Republic of Mali

Mali location
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Official language – French
Capital – Bamako (largest city)
National holiday – Independence Day, 22 September (1960) (from France)
Government type – Presidential Republic

West African Countries

The West Africa region includes 16 states which achieved the independence during the period from the end of 1950th up to the end of 1970th. Among this states:

Economic branches of the West African Countries

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Basic industries of the West African countries are agriculture (its basic role is providing local population by food, and export) and mining industry, which, mainly, provides currency revenue, making

West Africa

Sahel

West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western and southern borders of the region.

Republic of Cabo Verde

Cape Verde location
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Cabo Verde or Cape Verde
Official language – Portuguese
Capital – Praia
National holiday – Independence Day, 5 July (1975) (from Portugal)
Government type – Presidential Republic

Republic of Benin

Benin location
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Oofficially - the Republic of Benin
Former name - Republic of Dahomey
Official language - French
Capital – Porto Novo
Largest City – Cotonou