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Map showing position of Ghana in the world

Continent – Africa

Region – Western Africa

Size – 238,533 km²

Geography – low plains

Language – English, African dialects

Religion – 53% Protestant, 15% Roman Catholic, 16% Muslim, 16% other

Monetary Unit – Cedi

Natural Resources – gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone

Agriculture – cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas; timber

Industry – mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship buildingGhana map

Neighbouring Countries – Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo

Population – 25,758,108 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.19%

Average Life Expectancy – 60.75

Capital City – Accra (2,291,352)

Highest Mountain – Mount Afadjato (855 m)

Longest River – Volta – man-made (1,600 km)

Climate – Tropical – hot temperatures 23°C to 31°C

Yearly Rainfall – 72 cm (approx) mostly in May and June

Plant Life – African mahogany, cedar or giant cotton plant, savannah grassland and shrubs

Animal Life – antelope, leopard, chimpanzee, lion, baboon, monkey

Bird Life -parrot, hornbill, vulture, eagle, kingfisher, woodpecker


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Ghana. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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