44 Facts About Ghana


Ghana subsequently became influential in decolonisation efforts and the Pan-African movement.

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Ghana is a multi-ethnic country with a diverse population, linguistic and religious groups; while the Akan are the largest ethnic group, they constitute only a plurality.

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Ghana is a unitary constitutional democracy led by a president who is both head of state and head of government.

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Ghana consequently enjoys significant influence in West Africa and is highly integrated in international affairs, being a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, the Group of 24, and the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Ghana was known for its large gold usage and hence was named the Land of Gold by the Arabs during the Trans-Saharan trades.

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The current flag of Ghana, consisting of the colours red, gold, green, and a black star, dates back to this unification.

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Ghana was re-elected after a tightly contested election in 2020.

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On 11 June 2021, Ghana inaugurated Green Ghana Day in an aim of planting 5 million trees in a concentrating effort to preserve the country's cover of rainforest to combat deforestation.

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Ghana is located on the Gulf of Guinea, only a few degrees north of the Equator, therefore giving it a warm climate.

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Ghana is home to five terrestrial ecoregions: Eastern Guinean forests, Guinean forest–savanna mosaic, West Sudanian savanna, Central African mangroves, and Guinean mangroves.

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The northernmost part of Ghana is Pulmakong and the southernmost part of Ghana is Cape Three Points.

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Climate of Ghana is tropical, and there are two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season.

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Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy with a parliamentary multi-party system that is dominated by two parties—the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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Ghana alternated between civilian and military governments until January 1993, when the military government gave way to the Fourth Republic of Ghana after presidential and parliamentary elections in late 1992.

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Ghana ranked as the 64th-least corrupt and politically corrupt country in the world out of all 174 countries ranked and ranked as the fifth-least corrupt and politically corrupt country in Africa out of 53 countries in the 2012 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.

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Ghana was ranked 7th in Africa out of 53 countries in the 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

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Since independence, Ghana has been devoted to ideals of nonalignment and is a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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Ghana favours international and regional political and economic co-operation, and is an active member of the United Nations and the African Union.

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Ghana is used as a key narcotics industry transshipment point by traffickers, usually from South America as well as some from other African nations.

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Ghana is divided into 16 administrative regions, sub-divided into 275 districts:.

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Ghana is an average natural resource enriched country possessing industrial minerals, hydrocarbons and precious metals.

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Ghana's economy has ties to the Chinese yuan renminbi along with Ghana's vast gold reserves.

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Ghana announced plans to issue government debt by way of social and green bonds in Autumn 2021, making it the first African country to do so.

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Ghana produces and exports an abundance of hydrocarbons such as sweet crude oil and natural gas.

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Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a cellular mobile network.

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Ghana was ranked 112nd in the Global Innovation Index in 2021, down from 106th in 2019.

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In 2012, Ghana was elected to chair the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South; Ghana has a joint effort in space exploration with the South African National Space Agency.

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In 2011, Forbes magazine, published that Ghana was ranked the eleventh most friendly country in the world.

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In 2017, Ghana ranked as the 43rd–most peaceful country in the world.

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Ghana has a free education 6-year primary school education system beginning at age six.

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Ghana is surrounded by French-speaking countries, French is widely taught in schools and used for commercial and international economic exchanges.

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Since 2006, Ghana has been an associate member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, the global organisation that unites French-speaking countries.

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Hinduism in Ghana was popularized by Swami Ghana Nanda ji, who opened several temples in the nation.

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In 2020, the WHO announced Ghana became the second country in the WHO African Region to attain regulatory system "maturity level 3", the second-highest in the four-tiered WHO classification of National medicines regulatory systems.

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However, in West Africa—mainly Ghana where there was an already established market for cloths and textiles—the client base grew and it was changed to include local and traditional designs, colours and patterns to cater to the taste of the new consumers.

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Music of Ghana is diverse and varies between different ethnic groups and regions.

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Ghana has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times, the FIFA U-20 World Cup once, and has participated in three consecutive FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010, and 2014.

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Ghana is the first and only country on the Africa continent to be crowned FIFA U-20 World Cup Champions, and two-time runners up in 1993 and 2001.

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Ghana competed in the Winter Olympics in 2010 for the first time.

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Ghana finished 47th out of 102 participating nations, of whom 54 finished in the Alpine skiing slalom.

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Ghana competes in the Commonwealth Games, sending athletes in every edition since 1954.

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Ghana has won 57 medals at the Commonwealth Games, including 15 gold, with all but one of their medals coming in athletics and boxing.

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Ghana has museums that are situated inside castles, and two are situated inside a fort.

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Ghana has museums that show a in-depth look at specific regions, there are a number of museums that provide insight into the traditions and history of the geographical areas.

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