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Flag of Ghana Cote d'Ivoire and Togo bordered by Burkina Faso in north and by the Gulf of Guinea in south.
The country covers an area of 238,533 km², making it slightly smaller than the UK, or also slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon. Ghana's terrain consists mostly of low plains with some scattered hills.
Mount Afadja (or Mount Afadjato) is Ghana's highest peak with just 885 m (2,904 ft). The hill is located in the Agumatsa Range east of Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake.
Ghana has a population of almost 28.3 million inhabitants (in 2016). Capital city is Accra. Spoken languages are English (official) and West African languages.
Republic of Ghana
Republic of Ghana
short form: Ghana
former: Gold Coast
ISO Country Code: gh
Local Time = UTC (+-0; no UTC/GMT offset)
Actual Time: Thu-Jan-19 00:07
Country Calling Code: +233
Capital City: Accra
Other Cities: Kumasi (1 million est.), Tema (500,000 est.), Sekondi-Takoradi (370,000 est.).
Type: Multiparty Democracy.
Independence: 6 March 1957.
Constitution: Entered into force 7 January 1993.
Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo.
Area: 238,391 km² (92,100 sq. mi.).
Terrain: Plains and scrubland, rainforest, savanna.
Climate: Tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north.
Population: 28.3 million (2016)
Ethnic groups: Akan, Ewe, Ga, Moshi-Dagomba.
Religions: Christian 69%, Muslim 15%, traditional and indigenous beliefs 9%.
Languages: English (official), Akan (which includes Asante Twi, Akwapim Twi, Akyem, and Fanti) 49%, Mole-Dagbani 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga-Adangbe 8%, Guan 4%, others 10%.
Natural resources: Gold, timber, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish.
Agriculture products: Cocoa, rice, coffee, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas; timber
Industries: Mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building.
Exports - commodities: oil, gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticultural products
Exports - partners: India 25.2%, Switzerland 12.2%, China 10.6%, France 5.7% (2015)
Imports - commodities: capital equipment, refined petroleum, foodstuffs
Imports - partners: China 32.6%, Nigeria 14%, Netherlands 5.5%, US 5.4% (2015)
Currency: Cedi (GHC)
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Official Sites of Ghana
The Republic of Ghana
The Official Website of the Republic of Ghana.
Presidency of Ghana
Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana.
The Parliament of Ghana
The Parliament of Ghana website.
Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations
Ghana's Permanent Mission to the UN.
Embassy of Ghana
Embassy of Ghana in The Hague - Netherlands.
Embassy of Ghana in Washington D.C.
Embassy of Ghana in the United States.
Ghana Missions Abroad
List of Ghana Missions Abroad.
Foreign Embassies in Ghana
A list of foreign representations in Ghana.
Political Map of Ghana
Administrative Map of Ghana.
Google Earth Ghana
Searchable map and satellite view of Ghana.
Google Earth Accra
Searchable map and satellite view of Ghana's capital city.
Political Map of Africa
The 54 countries of Africa.
Map of Africa
A Relief Map of Africa.
Image: Stig Nygaard
All Ghana News
Major news source with news, commentaries, business, sports and entertainment.
Ghana news online.
Daily Guide Africa
The Ghanaian Times
News from Ghana.
Google News Search
Find Ghana related news.
Bookmark/share this page
Arts & CultureAkan Cultural Symbols Project
About Adinkra symbolism as a visual representation of social thought relating to the history, philosophy and religious beliefs of the Akan peoples of Ghana and the Gyaman people of Cote' d'lvoire.
Asanteman - The Ashanti Kingdom, The Ashantis are one section of the people known as the Akans in Ghana.
Navrongo and Lawra Home Page
Web Page devoted to two small communities in Northern Ghana.
Latest Ghana Music
The latest about popular Ghana music.
100% GH Music.
Shasha Marley is a great singer and lyricist from Ghana, he has used his music to promote social, political and medical change throughout Africa (Listen to Twin City Mafia on YouTube).
African Art, African Artists, Artisans, Designers.
Magazine - Ghanaian Woman, Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion, Love ....
Ghana Football Association
Official Website of the Ghana Football Association.
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Business & Economy
Bank of Ghana
Central Bank Ghana.
Ghana Stock Exchange
The GSE aims to become a relevant, significant and efficient vehicle in mobilizing and allocating long term capital for the economic development and growth of Ghana.
Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
Government agency which encourage, promote and facilitate investments in all sectors of the economy except mining and petroleum.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Ghana - Travel and Tour Guides
Discover Ghana: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, drumming and dancing, tours and much more.
Official Site of Ghana Tourism with comprehensive information on tourist attractions, travel information, events.
Tourism information by Ghanaian government.
Africa Online - Ghana
Ghana information by Africa Online.
A Ghana portal with news and information on Ghana.
Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana - the city of Kumasi's website.
EducationEducation in Ghana
Information about the educational system in Ghana.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
KNUST a centre of excellence in Africa for teaching in Science and Technology.
University of Cape Coast Ghana
The University of Cape Coast was established in 1962, one of the rare sea front Universities in the World.
University of Ghana
The university of the nation.
Environment & NatureGhana Environmental Protection Agency
Government institution dedicated to continuously improving and conserving the country's environment.
Synopsis of Ghana's history.
Short History of the Gold Coast.
History of Ghana
Ghana web directory index of Ghana related Websites.
Additional Information on Ghana
Africa South of the Sahara - Ghana (Karen Fung)
BBC Country Profile: Ghana
Open Directory Project: Ghana
The World Factbook -- Ghana
Other Countries of Western Africa
Benin | Burkina Faso | Cape Verde | Côte d'Ivoire | Gambia | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Togo
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