FACTS ABOUT GHANA
There is so much to talk about, when it comes to facts about Ghana. For the purpose of this site, I would discuss the most common ones that would be useful to anyone trying to know Ghana in a flash.
Below are answers to some of the most common questions, people always ask me;
So where is Ghana? Is Ghana, Africa?
Ghana is located in West Africa. It is sandwiched between Ivory Coast to the West and Togo to the East, Burkina Fasso to the North and the sandy shores of the Gulf of Guinea to the south.
Ghanaians are made up of many ethnic groups. Some of these groups include the Akans, Mole- Dagbon, Ewes, and the Ga- Adangbes just to name a few, with the Akans being the majority.
Due to the diverse ethnicity, there are over 100 different dialects spoken in Ghana. English has become the official language since the British took over in the colonial days. Now over 60% of the total population can read and write English.
There is freedom to choose any kind of worship or believes depending on your tribe, ethnicity, culture etc. The Christians consist of about 63%, which is the largest, 16% of Muslims and 21% for Other. The latter consists of Idol or traditional small gods worshipers, Buddhists, Hindus and a few that belong to "None of the Above".
His Excellency President
John Evans Atta Fiifi Mills
(Term of office ends Dec. 2012)
12 (As of 2008)
2 (Tema & Takoradi )
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