Ghana

Quick Facts

 

  • Full name: The Republic of Ghana
  • Population: Ghana has a population of 25.5 million
  • Capital: Accra
  • Area: 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)
  • Major languages: 11 official languages including English, African languages including Akan, Ewe
  • Major religion: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 62.4
  • Monetary unit:  Cedi
  • Main exports: Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa beans.

    More Fun Facts About Ghana

    • The Republic of Ghana in west Africa is a land of lowland hills.
    • It was once known as the gold coast, as the country is the second largest producer of gold in Africa.
    • Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa beans.
    • Accra, the capital, is a large city with a population of 4.1m.
    • Ghana has a very hot climate as it is near to the equator.
    • Lake Volta is the largest artificial lake in the world. It extends for over 320 miles and can be seen from space.
    • The colourful national costume is made from hand woven cloth called ‘kente’.
    • Malaria is a major disease carried by mosquitos which thrive in the warm wet climate.
    • Ghana has a space program and plans to launch a satellite in 2015!
    Internet domain: .gh
    International dialing code: +233

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Contact Details

Accra website:  http://www.icocghana.com/

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