Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu
Official Name: Republic of Ghana
Alternate Names: Ghana
Former Names: The Gold Coast
Capital City: Accra
Flag: The flag of Ghana has three equal horizontal bands of red, yellow, and green, with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band.
Date of Independence: March 6, 1957 from Britain
National Anthem: God Bless Our Homeland Ghana
Size/Area: 238,533 sq km, slightly smaller than Oregon
Land Locked: No
Coastline: 539 km
Bordering Countries: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo
Administrative Divisions: Ghana is divided into 10 administrative regions which are subdivided into 138 districts. The districts are: Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Koforidua, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, and Western.
Major Cities: Accra, Kumasi, Obuasi, Tamale, Tema
Languages: English, Asante, Ewe, Fante, Boron (Brong), Dagomba, Dangme, Dagarte (Dagaba), Akyem, Ga, Akuapem
Religions: Christian, Muslim, traditional
Major Holidays: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Independence Day (Mar 6), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day (May 1), Africa Day (May 25), Republic Day (July 1), National Farmers' Day, Dec Christmas (Dec 25-26), Revolution Day (Dec 31).
Currency: Ghanaian Cedi
Currency Code: (GHC)
Highest Point: Mount Afadjato at 880 m
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean
Bordering Bodies of Water: Gulf of Guinea
Climate: Tropical. Ghana is warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast, hot and humid in southwest, and hot and dry in north.
Major Industries: Mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, and small commercial ship building
Major Agricultural Products: Cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas, and timber
Natural Resources: Gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, crude oil, natural gas, fishing.
Time Zone: UTC 0
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