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A starting point for my exploration of Ghana: Country facts, history, links, news. Hopefully you will also find some information of use.

Ghana flagRepublic of Ghana

(former: Gold Coast)

Capital: Accra
Area: 239,460 sq km
Borders to: Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo
Population: approx. 20,2 million
Language: English (official) and African languages including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga
Religions: Christian (63%), indigenous beliefs (21%), Muslim (16%)

Independence from United Kingdom: March 6th, 1957 (The country was formerly known as: Gold Coast). Ghana was the first of the African colonies to gain independence.

Literacy: 64,5% of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 56 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 59 (Women), 56 (Men)

Type: Constitutional democracy
President: John Agyekum Kufuor (elected January, 2001)
GDP: $39.4 billion, $1,980 per capita
Services are 39% of GDP. Agriculture is 36% of GDP and industry is 25%.

Currency: Cedi (GHC)

More facts and figures:

CIA World Fact Book: Ghana


Republic of Ghana - official Ghana website
Ghana - University of Pennsylvania
Africa Online: Ghana
Ghana - a country study (US Library of Congress)
University of Ghana
Ghana news
Ghanaweb - Ghana homepage
Ghana Forum - community
News in Ghana
Daily Graphic - Ghana newspaper
Newsrunner - Ghanaian Internet Magazine
WorldAtlas: Ghana


Ghana Tourist Board
Lonely Planet World Guide - tourist information: Ghana
World Travel Guide: Ghana
Bicycle Africa: Ghana


University of Ghana (Accra)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi)

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: Ghana


Kente Design/Cross Culture International - Ghanian fashion designer Francis Selorm.
Ama, A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade - website for the novel by Manu Herbstein
Asante.co.uk - The source for Asante history, news and literature.
Ghana EXPO 2003 - Exhibition and conferences in London October 2003

Danish sites about Ghana / Pages in Danish:

Ghana Venskabsgrupperne i Danmark
Leksikon.org: Ghana
Ud i verden: Ghana - Danidas hjemmeside for børn og unge.
Ghana - en politisk og økonomisk oversigt. Publikation fra Udenrigsministeriet/Danida
GlobalEyez: Ghana - Et online magasin om globalisering



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