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Ghana is located in Sub-Saharan Africa part of Africa. It's total area is 228K km² and 35.1% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 33M. 58.6% lives in cities whereas 41.4% lives in rural areas.
Ghana ( (listen); Twi: Gaana, Ewe: Gana), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It abuts the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east. Ghana covers an area of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), spanning diverse biomes that range from coastal savannas to tropical rainforests. With over 32 million inhabitants, Ghana is the second-most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria. The capital and largest city is Accra; other major cities are Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi.

The first permanent state in present-day Ghana was the Bono state of the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful were the Kingdom of Dagbon in the north and the Ashanti Empire in the south. Beginning in the 15th century, the Portuguese Empire, followed by numerous other European powers, contested the area for trading rights, until the British ultimately established control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of colonisation, Ghana's current borders took shape, encompassing four separate British colonial territories: Gold Coast, Ashanti, the Northern Territories, and British Togoland. These were unified as an independent dominion within the Commonwealth of Nations on 6 March 1957, becoming the first colony in West Africa to achieve sovereignty. Ghana subsequently became influential in decolonisation efforts and the Pan-African movement.Ghana is a multi-ethnic country with a diverse population, linguistic and religious groups; while the Akan are the largest ethnic group, they constitute only a plurality. Most Ghanaians are Christians (71.3%); almost a fifth are Muslims; a tenth practise traditional faiths or report no religion. Ghana is a unitary constitutional democracy led by a president who is both head of state and head of government. Ghana has maintained since 1993 one of the freest and most stable governments on the continent, and it performs relatively well in healthcare, economic growth, and human development, so that it has a significant influence in West Africa and Africa as a whole and is highly integrated in international affairs, being a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, African Union and a member of the Economic Community of West African States, Group of 24 and Commonwealth of Nations.

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💬 Languages

English is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Ghanaian cedi [1 USD = 12.572 GHS].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Ghana, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %5.75478971]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 3.6K ATM's in Ghana.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2015, 897K tourists arrived to Ghana. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Ghana economy with a total of 1.5B $ income (%5.8).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🐌slow with 16.11 Mbps. Broadband is 🐢average with 37.07 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (0.51 / 10)

Broadband (1.31 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 27 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is 🔥 27 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 29 °C and very hot.
Yearly average27 °C 🔥
3 month average27 °C 🔥
Spring average29 °C 🔥
Summer average26 °C 🔥
Fall average27 °C 🔥
Winter average27 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 80B $ and with %3.1 increase GNI per capita was 2.4K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %31.3.
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