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Factual Overview (as of 31 December 2008)
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Contents Volume 5, 2008.

West Africa

Country

Area (in sq km)

Population (in m)

Currency

HDI

Head of State

Prime Minister

Benin

112,622

9

CFA Franc

0.459

Boni Yayi

Burkina Faso

274,122

13.7

CFA Franc

0.372

Blaise Compaoré

Tertius Zongo

Cape Verde

4,033

0.5

Cape Verdean Escudo

0.705

Pedro Pires

José Maria Pereira Neves

Côte d'Ivoire

322,462

18.9

CFA Franc

0.431

Laurent Gbagbo

Guillaume Kigbafori Soro

Gambia

11,295

1.6

Dalasi

0.471

Yahya Jammeh

Ghana

238,500

23.5

Cedi

0.553

J…

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“Factual Overview (as of 31 December 2008)”, in: Africa Yearbook Online, Edited by: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber, Klaas van Walraven. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2008_factualoverview>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004178113, ISSN: 1871-2525



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