Ghana

Ghana's flagLocation: West Africa
Official name: Republic of Ghana
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1957 / 1957
Capital city: Accra
Population: 24.3 million / 274 people per sq mile (106 people per sq km)
Total land area: 92,100 square miles (238,540 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Twi, Fanti, Ewe, Ga, Adangbe, Gurma, Dagomba (Dagbani), English (official language)
Main religions: Christian 69%, Muslim 16%, Traditional beliefs 9%, Other 6%
Ethnic mix: Akan 49%, Mole-Dagbani 17%, Ewe 13%, Other 9%, Ga and Ga-Adangbe 8%, Guan 4%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Cedi = 100 pesewas
Literacy rate: 67%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2849 kilocalories


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