Guide to GHANA
GHANA which official name is Republic of Ghana or Ghana, is a country from Africa located at the Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. GHANA with 2,094 km sq km, limits with: Burkina Faso 549 km, Cote d'Ivoire 668 km, Togo 877 km; and is divided in 10 region . GHANA's capital is Accra which is the most populated city with about 1,963,460 inhabitants.
History of GHANA
GHANA's government is constitutional democracy; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President John Kufuor as head of state.
Other symbols of GHANA are Ghanaian motto " Freedom and Justice Ghanaian anthem "God Bless Our Homeland Ghana Ghanaian flag.Ghanaian flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia, which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band .
GHANA's history is quite long: Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of Ghana's third constitution in 1981 and a ban on political parties. A new constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992. Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS, head of state since 1981, won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR, who defeated former Vice President John ATTA-MILLS in a free and fair election, succeeded him.
GHANA has an area of 239,460Km ,with a coastline of 539, this great area is composed by 230,940 sq km of land and 8,520 sq km of water. Ghanaian geography is known by it's mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area . This makes Ghanaian's land specially proclive to dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds occur from January to March; droughts.
Guide to travel to GHANA
If you are thinking on traveling to GHANA, you will have to take in consideration some points like GHANA's currency, GHANA's weather, GHANA's national holiday and GHANA's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. GHANA`s currency is called new cedi ( ¢), which is divided in 100 psewas
GHANA's weather is characterized to be tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to GHANA.
You can also consider to visit GHANA on it's national holiday to get in GHANA's culture. If you do so, GHANA's national holiday is called Independence Day, 6 March.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of GHANA: Mount Afadjato 880 m. And try also to get to GHANA's lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit GHANA's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to GHANA, with more than 12 airports and 1 airlines, you will get to GHANA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. GHANA has about953 of railways, and also1,293 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
GHANA is known by Ghanaians as GHANA in the shortened way. Ghanaian, about 22,931,299 people, are composed by different ethnics: Akan 45.3%, Mole-Dagbon 15.2%, Ewe 11.7%, Ga-Dangme 7.3%, Guan 4%, Gurma 3.6%, Grusi 2.6%, Mande-Busanga 1%, other tribes 1.4%, other 7.8% (2000 census). And they also have different languages: English.
Another relevant point nowadays it's GHANA's religion. Ghanaians are divided in Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1% (2000 census).
But if want to know more about GHANA's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Ghanaian novelists' books like J.E. Casely-Hayford, Kofi Awoonor (1935– ) or Ayi Kwei Armah.
Videos of Ghana
See some viedos of Ghana's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
Latest News of Ghana
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|Bank of Ghana Sees Second-Half Dollars Stemming Cedi Fall
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|Students in Ghana aim to launch mini-satellite
KOFORIDUA, Ghana (AP) â€” Their goal might not sound like much: The college students plan Wednesday to launch a tiny model of a satellite the size of a Coke can a mere 200 yards (meters) into the air.
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