West African Geography Quiz

Can you answer these geography questions about West Africa?
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What is the most populous city in Nigeria?
Lagos
What is the longest river in West Africa?
Niger River
What gulf does the above empty into?
Gulf of Guinea
Liberia was founded as a place for freed slaves from what country?
United States
What is the staple crop of West Africa?
Yam
What island nation was uninhabited until it was colonized by Portugal in the 1400's?
Cape Verde
What city was the terminus of a famous rally that took place from 1972-2007?
Dakar
What was Ghana formerly known as?
Gold Coast
What city in Mali was once a prosperous center of trans-Saharan trade?
Timbuktu
What type of yellow element represents about 91% of Niger's exports?
hint: it was falsely claimed that Saddam Hussein tried to buy it
Uranium
What former independent country existed in southeastern Nigeria between 1967–1970?
Biafra
What is the French name of Ivory Coast?
Côte d'Ivoire
What religion, starting with V, does 17% of the Benin residents follow?
Vodun
What are the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria? (name any)
Yoruba | Igbo | Hausa
What is the capital of Burkina Faso?
Ouagadougou
What type of forest covers most of West Africa's coastal areas?
Mangrove
What type of animal killed 25 fisherman over a ten-year period on the Senegal River?
Hippopotamus
Gambia is built on the edges of what river?
Gambia River
What "shocking" lake in Ghana is world's largest artificial reservoir by surface area?
Lake Volta
By what other name is Mauritania's Richat Structure also known? hint: an organ
Eye of Africa
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