Facts & Figures Republic of Ghana Print

Population:

24,658,823 million (2010)

Capital:

Accra

Area:

238,540 square kilometres (95,416 square miles)

Borders:

Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, Atlantic Ocean

Climate:

Tropical

Official Language:

English

Adult Literacy Rate:

74.1% (2010)

Form of Government:

Multi-party democracy with elections every 4 years

Population Growth:

2.5 per cent

Independence:

March 6, 1957

Creation of Republic:

July 1, 1960

Currency: Ghana Cedi (Exchange rate depends on market trends)

Main Economic Activity:

Agriculture, Mining, Tourism

Main Exports:

Gold, Cocoa, Forest products, non-traditional exports

Types of Tourism: Cultural, Historical heritage, Eco-recreational and conference, business and convention tourism






 

 

 


 

 

(Sources: Bank of Ghana, Ministry of Finance, World Bank)