Where is west Africa located in Africa?

West Africa is generally accepted as the "bulge" portion of the African continent and is located north of the equator along the west coast of Africa.

It consists of countries such as:

Western Sahara
Mauritania
Senegal
Guinea
Nigeria
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Burkino Faso
Ivory Coast
Cameroon
Ghana
Toga
Benin
Mali
Guinea-Bissau
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon