Facts About Ghana

Facts About Ghana

Facts About Ghana

  • Location: Ghana is located in Western Africa

  • Language: Languages spoken in Ghana are Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other (includes English (official)) 36.1% (2000 census)

  • Currency: The currency of Ghana is called Cedis (GHC)

  • Population: Ghana has a population of 25,241,998 (July 2012 est.)

  • Land Size: 238,533 square kilometers of which 227,533 is land and 11,000 is water.

  • Capital: The capital of Ghana is Accra.

  • Borders: Ghana has borders with Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Togo.

  • Bordering Body of Water: The Gulf of Guinea.

  • Industries: Industries in Ghana include mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building.

  • Agriculture: Ghana's agriculture products include cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas; timber.

  • Land divisions: Ghana is divided into 10 regions; Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western

  • Major Cities:
    Accra (Greater Accra), Kumasi (Ashanti), Tamale (Northern), Takoradi, Achiaman, Tema, Teshi, Cape Coast (Central), Sekondi (Western), Obuasi.


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