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Ghana

Ghana Go to Ghana and be welcomed by the most friendly people. Going along the Atlantic coast, you will find fishing villages, slave-trading forts, beautiful surfing beaches. Visit the Kakum national park, and you can explore the colorful nature and many interesting animals.

Area: 238.595 Km²
Population: 19.894.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 83 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Accra (950.000 pop., 1.673.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Kumasi 450.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Akan 53%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 12%, Ga-Adangme 8%, others 11%
Border countries: Cote d'Ivoire WEST, Burkina Faso NORTH, Togo EAST

Principal mountains: Afadjoto 885 m
Principal rivers: Black Volta 800 Km (ghanaian tract, total 1600 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Volta 8482 Km² (artificial)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Tropical

Language: English (official), Kwa, Gur and others ethnic dialects
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 38%, Muslim 30%, Christian 24%
Currency: Cedi (GHC)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/3, 1/5, 4/6, 1/7, 6/12, 25/12, 26/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 00233
GMT: 0

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