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ID: 7032927
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7032927

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West Africa (general region)  West Africa (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 14 32 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 14.5330  decimal degrees
Long: 002 19 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.3160  decimal degrees

Note: Region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Names:
West Africa (preferred,C,O)
Western Africa (C,V)
West African (general) (C,V,English,U,A)
Western African (C,V,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of West Africa (general region)  ........  West Africa (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
West Africa..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
West African..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Western Africa..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Western African..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 10 December 2014
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)

 

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