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

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country Ghana
Continent Africa
Location 7.94650 N, 1.02320 W
Map of Ghana  Map of Ghana
Flag  Ghana flag
Area 238,535 km²
Coastline 341 miles
Neighboring Countries Togo

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 Zone GMT (UTC +0)
Population 28.757 million (2017)
Symbol  Ghana symbol
Independence Day March 6th, 1957
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
Vice-President of Ghana Mahamuda Bawumia
National Anthem ‘’God Bless Our Homeland Ghana’’
Motto ‘’Freedom and Justice’’
National Bird Eagle
National Dish Fufu
National Drink Akpeteshie
Cereals Produce Mainly Cassava

Maize

Rice

Yams

Millet and Sorghum

National Sport Soccer
National Dance Gome
National Language English
Seasons Dry Season

Wet Season

Prestigious Awards of Ghana Military 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 Dress Both Men and Women wear Kente.
Religion Christian (71.2%)

Muslim (28.3%)

Traditional (5.2%)

None (5.2%)

Others (0.8%)

Average Marriage age in Ghana 25.7 years for men and 21.0 years for women
Capital Accra (50 33’N 0012’W)
Number of Districts 216 Districts
Largest District Gushega District
Number of Cities 62 Cities
Largest City Accra
Smallest City Akim Swedru
Literacy rate 82.0% (males)

71.4% (females)

Type of Government Presidential System

Unitary State

Constitutional Republic

GDP PPP – $131.498 billion (2017)

Nominal – $42.753 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $4,350 (2017)
Total Number of Ghana Army 12,500,000 (Manpower)
Currency Ghana cedi (GH₵) (GHS)
Calling Code  +233
Internet TLD .gh
ISO 3166 code GH
Festivals Bugum Festival

Edina Buronya

Dzawuwu Festival

Gologo Festival

Willa

Bobum

Aboakyir Festival

Environmental Film Festival

Bakatue

Panfest

Homowo

Damba

Fetu-Afahye

Dodoleglime

Hogbetsotso

Historic Sites Cape 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 Areas 7 National Parks

2 Wildlife Sanctuaries

6 Resource Reserves

5 Coastal Wetlands

Longest River Volta River
Longest Bridge Adomi Bridge
Largest Lake Lake Volta
Highest Mountain Mount Afadja
Biggest Dam Akosombo Dam
Biggest Waterfall Wli Waterfall
Biggest Airport Kotoka International Airport
Total Number of Airport 8 Airports
Total Number of Universities 97 Universities
Tallest Building Villagio Vista
Richest person of Ghana Kwame Addo Kufuor
Best places to visit in Ghana Accra

Artists Alliance Gallery

Labadi Beach

Jamestown

Cape Coast

Kakum National Park

National Museum of Ghana

Elmina Castle

Busua

Mole National Park

Official Website http://www.ghana.gov.gh/
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