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Ghana Country Facts

Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu

Official Name: Republic of Ghana

Alternate Names: Ghana

Former Names: The Gold Coast

Ghana FlagCapital 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

Population: 23,887,812

Size/Area: 238,533 sq km, slightly smaller than Oregon

Land Locked: No

Ghana MapCoastline: 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).

2000 Ghanaian CedisCurrency: 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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