Flag of Ghana

Ghana Flag Description. Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green, with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia, which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band.


Map of Ghana
Meaning of Country’s name The word Ghana is known to mean Warrior King, Ghana’s former name was “Gold Coast” after the large amount of gold that colonizers found in the country
Capital Accra
Largest Cities Accra and Kumasi
Population 23,837,000 (est.2010)
Country Code 233
Internet Country Code .gh
Area 92,096 mi² (238,535 km²)
Area-Comparative Slightly smaller than Oregon
Bordering Countries Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo
Date of Founding (Current State) March 6, 1957
Type of Government Constitutional Presidential Republic
Languages Spoken English, Twi, Fanti, Ewe, Ga, Adangme, Gurma, Dagomba
Religions Practiced Protestant, Christian, Roman Catholic, Muslim
GDP per Capita $755 (est.2010)
Latest GDP Growth Rate 7.3% (est. 2010)
Top Exports Gold and Cocoa
National Holidays New Year’s Day – Jan. 1, Independence Day – Mar. 6, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day – May 1, Africa Day – May 25, Republic Day – Jul. 1, Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), National Farmers’ Day, Christmas – Dec. 25-26, Revolution Day – Dec. 31
Money Currency Cedi
National Sports Teams National Football Team
Random Fact Lake Volta in the center of Ghana is the largest man-made lake in the world, covering 45% of the total land area

 

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