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Ghana

Official English Name: Republic of Ghana

Common English Name: Ghana

Capital: Accra

REGION
Western Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Burkina Faso (North)
Côte d’Ivoire (West)
Togo (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (South)
TOTAL AREA
238,533 km2 (95.4% land, 4.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
2,420 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
539 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Low plains
Plateau in the south-center
HIGHEST POINT
Mount Afadjato (885 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Gold
Timber
Industrial diamonds
Bauxite
Manganese
Fish
Rubber
Hydropower
Petroleum
Silver
Salt
Limestone
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Dry winds
DEMONYM
Ghanaian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Akan (47.5%)
Mole-Dagbon (16.6%)
Ewe (13.9%)
Ga-Dangme (7.4%)
Gurma (5.7%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Asante
Ewe
Fante
Boron
Dagomba
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Pentecostal (28.3%)
Protestant (18.4%)
Muslim (17.6%)
Catholic (13.1%)
Indigenous (5.2%)
POPULATION
26,908,262
LARGEST CITY
Accra (2,070,463)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Kumasi (2,035,064)
Tamale (371,351)
Takoradi (311,206)
Sekondi (228,342)
Ashiaman (190,972)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional democracy
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President John Dramani Mahama
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
6 March 1957 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Black Star
NATIONAL ANTHEM
God Bless our Homeland Ghana
GDP PER CAPITA
$4,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
₵ (Cedi)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = ₵3.96
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.gh
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+233

Panafest celebrates roots, and Africans around the world who have roots in this region come to celebrate this.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html (Majority of information)

https://www.citypopulation.de/Ghana-Cities.html (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 5 November 2016