The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.
Official Name: Republic of Ghana
Short Form: Ghana
Country Calling Code: +233
Capital City: Accra
Other Cities: Kumasi (1 million est.), Tema (500,000 est.), Sekondi-Takoradi (370,000 est.).
Government Type: Republic
Independence: 6 March 1957.
Population: 24.2 million (2010 census)
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.
Currency: Cedi (GHC)
Source: www.nationsonline.org/Africa; www.bbc.com/ Ghana Profile; other.