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Ghana is pronounced gaa·nuh” and is one of the 16 countries located in West Africa. The name Ghana means “king.” This country gained its independence on March 6, 1957 from Britain. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonial rule. As of 2015, there are more than 235,000 people of Ghanian decent that live in the United States. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Ghana.

Ghana African Country Flag

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What Does The Ghana Flag Represent?

  • RED: represents the blood of those who died in the country’s struggle for independence
  • GOLD: represents the mineral wealth of the country
  • GREEN: symbolizes the country’s rich forests
  • THE BLACK STAR: stands for the lodestar of African Freedom

Where is Ghana located?

Ghana is located in West Africa bordered by Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo.

World Data Locator Map, Ghana

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Facts About Ghana:

  1. Capital: Accra
  2. Population: 31 Million
  3. Nationality: Ghanaian
  4. Ghana made up of 10 regions
  5. Drinking age: 18 years old
  6. Side of road to drive on: Right


What Are The Official Languages of Ghana?

English is the official language of Ghana. Other languages include; Twi, Ga and Wala.

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What Is The Currency of Ghana?

Cedi (GHS) is the currency used in Ghana.

$1 = 8.72

$20 = 174.40

$60 = 523.19

Ghanaian Cedi

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Ghana’s entertainment industry continues to grow with a blossoming array of movies, tv shows and musicians. For local Ghanian news and entertainment, the local TV Channel TV3 is also offered worldwide on YouTube. Checkout their channel by clicking here.

One of their popular programs is a live dating show call “Date Rush”

Checkout some of the current music from Ghanian artist:


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What Are The Religions of Ghana?

Religion: In Ghana the 2 main religions practiced are; Christianity (71%) and Islam (18%).


Holidays Celebrated In Ghana:

March 6th: Independence Day

August 4th: Founder’s Day


What Are The Traditional Foods of Ghana?


Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Ghana:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Ghana but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa