Western Africa Map Quiz

These are all the countries that are defined to be part of West Africa. Fill in the map by clicking each highlighted country.
Definition based on U.N. African Subregions
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Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: March 20, 2020
First submittedMarch 18, 2018
Times taken15,258
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Select Country
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2019
Pff this is one of the parts im struggling with ( or better yet didnt practize and memorise like i did with europe and south America) well lets see what we can make of it :D the rest of africa im not too bad with.
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2019
Not bad at all! I only put guinea bisseau on the other side of guinea and thought togo was benin. Im pleased with that :)

edit, well no edit but more add-it haha, didnt want to make a new comment.. but wanted to say these sectioned maps really helps with learning. Small pieces at a time instead of everything. Works great. I think if i do i one more time in a week or two (so twice in total) i would allready know them. If i would do africa as a whole it wont take 4 times longer (assuming this is roughly a quarter) but like 10 times longer (so revising the entire map 20 times)

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Level 68
Apr 17, 2019
Completely agree, which is why I made this one! Western Africa was the hardest part of the world for me to learn the positions of the countries. So I thought it's likely others might have that too, therefore this quiz aids in helping that :)
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Level 82
Mar 20, 2020
Togo and Benin are the two that usually give me trouble, but lately I've remembered that Togo is smaller in area than Benin, just like Togo is one letter shorter than Benin.
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Level 70
Mar 20, 2020
First of all, I love your handle, vermiciousknid. Second... think of a "togo stick" (pogo stick) to remember it's long and skinny.
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2020
Go To Bed. That's my lame memory aid for remembering Ghana, Togo, Benin.
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2020
If it's the last thing you do on a day, then yes, that command makes sense. But do finish the quiz first. ;)
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2020
@Stewart: I find the hardest countries to learn the position of are the Caribbean nations (the Lesser Antilles anyway), and the Pacific Islands as a close second. Not so easy there to get their position in relation to other countries, or to recognize them from their form. On mainland nations, it's like they're on a grid, and they're hooked onto each other. Islands are literally swimming in the open sea, with nothing to hook on to. Just think about "Random guess the country on an empty map". Without reference, the islands are almost impossible to get.
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2020
Yes I agree! I should've perhaps been more clear (or bad wording on my part), West Africa was the last part of the world for me to remember names, and the last continental part to remember locations. I should've excluded Oceania in that, since I only know maybe 60% of their locations first try!
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Level 52
Mar 25, 2020
I just remember benin is next to nigeria.
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Level 80
Apr 4, 2020
Benin is closer to Nigeria, and I get scam e-mails from both often, that's how I originally remembered.
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Level 69
Mar 20, 2020
Thank you for this quiz! I also struggle the most with this part of Africa. I still need to learn where exactly Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia are. And now I know that Togo is west of Benin and not the other way around.
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Level 72
Mar 20, 2020
5/5 in 35 seconds. Not bad for a Guatemalan.
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Level 52
Mar 25, 2020
5/5 in 27 seconds. Not bad for an Indian.
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Level 62
Apr 4, 2020
5/5 in 34 seconds. Not bad for an American.
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Level 58
Apr 4, 2020
5/5 in 23 seconds. Not bad for a human.
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2020
5/5? Isn't it out of 16 points?
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2020
To which part of Africa does Sao Tome belong?
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Level 64
Apr 4, 2020
Most likely Central Africa
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2020
5/5 points in 34 seconds
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Level 74
Jul 30, 2020
Nice quiz, although there are virtually no elephants in Western Africa! African elephants are endemic to the centre and south of the continent.
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Level 21
Aug 24, 2020
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