West Africa Mountains

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Cameroon (4040 m/13,255 ft)
CountriesNigeria (31%), Central African Republic (21%), Mali (17%), Congo DRC (16%), Cameroon (16%), Congo Republic (12%), Ivory Coast (11%), South Sudan (11%), Burkina Faso (10%), Gabon (9%), Guinea (8%), Ghana (8%), Senegal (7%), Chad (4%), Benin (4%), Liberia (3%), Sierra Leone (3%), Togo (2%), Sudan (2%), Guinea-Bissau (1%), Niger (1%), Equatorial Guinea (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area5,790,557 sq km / 2,235,736 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,560 km / 1,591 mi North-South
5,467 km / 3,397 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long5° 30' N; 7° 11' E
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Map of West Africa Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the West Africa Mountains.
AfricaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Atlas MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Sahara Desert RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         West Africa MountainsLevel 2
                 Guinea HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Niger River AreaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Cameroon MountainsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Bight of BeninLevel 3 (Child)
                 West-Central AfricaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Massif de BongosLevel 3 (Child)
         Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mid-Atlantic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the West Africa Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Cameroon404013,255Cameroon Mountains
2.Mont Oku30119879Cameroon Mountains
3.Pico de Santa Isabel30089869Bight of Benin
4.Tchabal Mbabo24608071Cameroon Mountains
5.Chappal Waddi24197936Cameroon Mountains
6.Gran Caldera de Luba22617418Bight of Benin
7.Pico de São Tomé20246640Bight of Benin
8.Loma Mansa19456381Guinea Highlands
9.Shere Hills17765827Niger River Area
10.Mont Richard-Molard17525748Guinea Highlands
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Cameroon404013,255Cameroon Mountains
2.Pico de Santa Isabel30089869Bight of Benin
3.Loma Mansa19456381Guinea Highlands
4.Shere Hills17765827Niger River Area
5.Mont Toussoro13674485Massif de Bongos
6.Mont Mbam Minkom12954249West-Central Africa

Photos of Peaks in the West Africa Mountains

Mount Cameroon
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Mont Cameroun is like a 4000 meter steep hill (2013-02-08). Photo by Lars Holme.
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