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Ghana : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


CountryGhana
ContinentAfrica
Location7.94650 N, 1.02320 W
Map of Ghana Map of Ghana
Flag Ghana flag
Area238,535 km²
Coastline341 miles
Neighboring CountriesTogo

Benin

Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast

Liberia

Guinea

Nigeria

Mali

Sierra Leone

Sao Tome and Principle

Equatorial Guinea

Niger

Cameroon

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Gambia

Gabon

Mauritania

Congo

Western Sahara

Algeria

Chad

Central African Republic

Cape Verde

Morocco

Time ZoneGMT (UTC +0)
Population28.757 million (2017)
Symbol Ghana symbol
Independence DayMarch 6th, 1957
President of GhanaNana Akufo-Addo
Vice-President of GhanaMahamuda Bawumia
National Anthem‘’God Bless Our Homeland Ghana’’
Motto‘’Freedom and Justice’’
National BirdEagle
National DishFufu
National DrinkAkpeteshie
Cereals Produce MainlyCassava

Maize

Rice

Yams

Millet and Sorghum

National SportSoccer
National DanceGome
National LanguageEnglish
SeasonsDry Season

Wet Season

Prestigious Awards of GhanaMilitary Awards – Order of the Star of Ghana, Order of the Volta

Gallantry Awards – Honorary Division, Civil Division, Military Division, Police Division

Cinema Award – Ghana Movie Awards

Traditional DressBoth Men and Women wear Kente.
ReligionChristian (71.2%)

Muslim (28.3%)

Traditional (5.2%)

None (5.2%)

Others (0.8%)

Average Marriage age in Ghana25.7 years for men and 21.0 years for women
CapitalAccra (50 33’N 0012’W)
Number of Districts216 Districts
Largest DistrictGushega District
Number of Cities62 Cities
Largest CityAccra
Smallest CityAkim Swedru
Literacy rate82.0% (males)

71.4% (females)

Type of GovernmentPresidential System

Unitary State

Constitutional Republic

GDPPPP – $131.498 billion (2017)

Nominal – $42.753 billion (2017)

GDP per capita$4,350 (2017)
Total Number of Ghana Army12,500,000 (Manpower)
CurrencyGhana cedi (GH₵) (GHS)
Calling Code +233
Internet TLD.gh
ISO 3166 codeGH
FestivalsBugum Festival

Edina Buronya

Dzawuwu Festival

Gologo Festival

Willa

Bobum

Aboakyir Festival

Environmental Film Festival

Bakatue

Panfest

Homowo

Damba

Fetu-Afahye

Dodoleglime

Hogbetsotso

Historic SitesCape Coast Castle

Elmina Castle

W.E.B Dubois Center

Asante Buildings

Fort St Jago

Black Star Gate

Forts and Castles

Fort Santo Antonio

Fort William

Fort Lijdzaamheid

Fort Prinzenstein

Protected Areas7 National Parks

2 Wildlife Sanctuaries

6 Resource Reserves

5 Coastal Wetlands

Longest RiverVolta River
Longest BridgeAdomi Bridge
Largest LakeLake Volta
Highest MountainMount Afadja
Biggest DamAkosombo Dam
Biggest WaterfallWli Waterfall
Biggest AirportKotoka International Airport
Total Number of Airport8 Airports
Total Number of Universities97 Universities
Tallest BuildingVillagio Vista
Richest person of GhanaKwame Addo Kufuor
Best places to visit in GhanaAccra

Artists Alliance Gallery

Labadi Beach

Jamestown

Cape Coast

Kakum National Park

National Museum of Ghana

Elmina Castle

Busua

Mole National Park

Official Websitehttp://www.ghana.gov.gh/
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