Republic of Ghana


“Freedom and Justice”


“God Bless Our Homeland Ghana


Capital: Accra
Largest City: Accra
Total area: 238,533 sq km
Climate: Tropical, warm, dry, hot, humid
Natural resources: Gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite,
manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone
Border countries: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo

People and Society

Population: 26,327,649
Demonym: Ghanaian
Languages: English (official), Asante, Ewe, Fante, Boron,
Dagomba, Dangme, Dagarte, Kokomba, Akyem, Ga
Ethnic groups: Akan, Mole-Dagbon, Ewe, Ga-Dangme,
Gurma, Guan, Grusi, Mande
Religions: Christian, Muslim


Independence: 6 March 1957 (from the UK)
Government type: Constitutional Democracy
Chief of state: John Dramani MAHAMA (since 2012)


Currency: Ghana Cedi
Exports: Oil, gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite,
aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticultural products
Industries: Mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting,
food processing, cement, small commercial ship building, petroleum

Tourism and Attraction

 Kintampo Waterfalls
Wli Waterfalls, largest waterfall in west Africa
Lake Volta largest man-made lake in the world
Kakum National Park
National Museum of Ghana

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