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German West Africa

German West Africa (Deutsch-Westafrika) was a designation used for German territories in West Africa.

The designation Deutsch-Westafrika could be found in other names

See also: German West African Company.


German West Africa between 1884 and 1919 consisted of the following areas (w/o Deutsch-Südwestafrika):[3]

Territory German time Area (circa) Population (circa) Current countries
(ohne Nordosten)
1884–1919 483.000 km²[4] 2.588.000  Cameroon
Ambasbay / Victoria[5] 1887–1919 ? 12.000  Cameroon
Entenschnabel 1894–1911 12.000 km² ?  Cameroon
Kapitaï und Koba 1884–1885 2.310 km² 35.000  Guinea
Mahinland 1885 ? 10.000  Nigeria
1911–1919 295.000 km² 2.000.000[6]  Gabon
 Republic of the Congo
 Central African Republic
Salaga Area (East) 1899–1919 ? ?  Ghana
Togo 1884–1919 87.200 km²[7] 1.000.000  Ghana
Gesamt 879.510 km² 5.645.000

See also


  1. ^ Deutsch-Westafrikanische Handels-Gesellschaft D.K.G. HamburgEintrag im Deutschen Koloniallexikon
  2. ^ Deutsch-Westafrikansche BankEintrag im Deutschen Koloniallexikon
  3. ^ For statistics regarding individual entities see Statistische Angaben zu den deutschen Kolonien Deutsches Historisches Museum
  4. ^ Ohne “Entenschnabel”
  5. ^ Horst Gründer: Geschichte der deutschen Kolonien. 5. Aufl., Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn/München/Wien/Zürich 2004, S. 84, ISBN 3-8252-1332-3
  6. ^ Grobe Schätzung
  7. ^ Inklusive östliches Salaga-Gebiet
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