Flag of Ghana

Flag of Ghana

Facts

  • Population » 25.5 million
  • Languages » English, African languages including Akan, Ewe
  • Religions » Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Islam
  • Life expectancy » 64 years (men), 66 years (women)
  • Currency » Cedi
  • Internet TLD » .gh

Geography

  • Area » 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)
  • Located in Western Africa.
  • Bordered by the Cote d’Ivoire in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east, the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south.
Map of Ghana

Map of Ghana

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Notes

  • Previously known as the Gold Coast
  • Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.

Health

Overlanding

  • Visa can be tricky. Try Conakry, Guinea; Monrovia, Liberia; or Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (2020, Chris Scott via HUBB)
  • Drive » Right side
  • Terrain » Plains and scrubland, rainforest, savanna

National Parks

  • Mole National Park (Map) – Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.20 by Robert Vinet