Republic of Ghana is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 24,652,402, making it the 48th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Accra with a metropolitan population of 2,291,352. The country
encompasses 339,460 square kilometers making it the 81st largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Burkina
Faso, Togo, Gulf of Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.

President John Dramani Mahama
is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice
President Kwesi Bekoe A
missah-Arthur, would normally achieve that status through popular vote and hold that position for
four years w
ith eligibility for a second term. However, as vice president, Mahama assumed the presidency upon the death
of President John Evans Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.
Mahama appointed Amissah-Arthur to fill the role of vice president on
6 August 2012.
Its form of government is a Constitutional Democracy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution
on 28th of April 1992.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and African Languages including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe,
and Ga. It counts among its major religions Christian, Muslim and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication
it has 49 FM, 3 Short Wave and 10 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Afadjato, its highest point at 880 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterways are the three Volta rivers,  Ankobra and Tano Rivers, which measures 1,193 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are mining, lumbering, light
manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement and small commercial ship building. Its official currency is
the Ghanaian Cedi.

Here’s something you may not know about Ghana. Did you what their flag means? Red is the blood of those whose died in
the struggle for Independence. Gold means the mineral wealth of the country. Green means the rich forests of Ghana. The
Black Star means the Lodestar of African freedom.
Akosombo Dam on
Lake Volta
Baboon at Mole
National Park
Coco Beach
Elephant drinking from
Elephants in Mole
National Park
Meat- a big part of a
Ghanaian village feast
Hippo in the Black Volta
Ferry on Oti River
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Lake Bosomtwi
Temple in Accra
View from Mount
Afadjato- Ghana's
highest point
Lady washing in the
White Volta River
Updated 2
9 October 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
1.8% (2009 est.)


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Aflao- on Ghana's
border with Togo
A painted village in
Bolgatanga on
Ghana's border with
Burkina Faso
Cape Coast on the
Gulf of Guinea and
Atlantic Ocean-
Ghana's lowest point
Ghana chief in
traditional dress
Elubo market on
Ghana's border with
Cote d'Ivoire
Accra- Ghana's capital
and largest city
Mount Afadjato-
Ghana's highest point
Footbridge at Bawku-
Ghana's northernmost
point on the border
with Burkina Faso
Bia National Park-
Ghana's westernmost
point on the border
with Cote d'Ivoire
Cape Three Points-
Ghana's southernmost
point on the border
with the Gulf of Guinea
Ghana's easternmost
point on the border
with Lome Togo