More About Ghana

Ghana is a democratic country in West Africa that gained independence in 1957.

Capital City: Accra
Major Airport: Kotoka International Airport
Currency: Ghanaian cedi (GHS)

Ghana has a tropical climate because it is located just a few degrees north of the equator. In the south, the climate is hot and humid, while the north is hot and dry.

Ghana is well endowed with natural resources. Even so, Ghana remains somewhat dependent on international financial and technical assistance. Gold, timber, cocoa, diamond, bauxite and manganese are the major exports. An oilfield which is reported to contain up to 3 billion barrels of light oil was discovered in 2007. Oil exploration is ongoing and, the amount of oil continues to increase.

The population of Ghana is 23 million (2008 estimate). The major ethnic groups are Akan 49.3%, Mole-Dagbon 15.2%, Ewe 11.7%, Ga-Dangme 7.3%, Guan 4%, Gurma 3.6%, Gurunsi 2.6%, Mande-Busanga 1%, other tribes 1.4%, other 1.8% (2000 census). The majority of Ghanaians are Christian (69%). The remaining are Muslim (16%) and other African beliefs (15%).

English is the official language; however, more than 250 languages and dialects are spoken in Ghana.

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