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Republic of Ghana

Ghana location

Official language – English
The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire
Capital – Accra
National holiday – Independence Day, 6 March (since 1957, from Great Britain)
Government type – Presidential Republic

Border countries: Côte d'Ivoire (in the west), Burkina Faso (in the north), Togo (in the east), and the Gulf of Guinea to the south

Area – 238,535 sq km
Natural resources: gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone magnesium, gas, iron

Population – 31,1 mln (2020, UNCTAD)
It is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups. Ghana has not seen the kind of ethnic conflict that has created civil wars in many other African countries. The official language is English; however, most Ghanaians also speak at least one local language
Ethnic groups: 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%

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%

Calling code: 233