Ghana Overview

Country Profile

Ghana in West Africa, all known as the Republic of Ghana. Ghana “is the history of the country followed an old country name. An area of 238,500 square kilometers. Population of 20.5 million, with Akan and so four major clans. Of the South residents are Christian Protestant and Catholic, the north and more rural residents believe in fetishism and Islam. The official language is English. cedi currency.’s capital Accra (Accra).

Ghana National Flag

Red symbolizes Ghana independence at the expense of the blood of soldiers. Yellow symbolizes mineral wealth and resources, but is also a symbol of Ghana’s original name “Gold Coast.” Green symbolizes the forest and the black five-pointed star is a symbol of African freedom.

Ghana Country Flag

History Summary

In the third and fourth centuries, its territory was in the vicinity of today’s Mali and Burkina Faso. In the 10th and 11th centuries it reached its zenith. In 1471, the Portuguese colonialists invaded the coast of Ghana, plundering gold and starting the slave trade. In 1482, Ghana’s coast became known as the “Gold Coast.” In 1897, the Gold Coast became a British colony throughout. It gained independence in 1957, changing to Ghana. On July 1, 1960, the Republic of Ghana was established but it remained in the Commonwealth.

Economy and Culture Overview

The economy is dominated by agriculture, and the main agricultural products are corn, wheat, palm oil, rubber, peanut and butter. Ghana has the largest forest area in West Africa and is rich in valuable timber. Minerals, cocoa and timber are its three economic pillars. Cocoa has been planted for over a hundred years. The planting area accounts for about 57% of the arable land and the country is the world’s leading cocoa producer and exporter. It is also the world’s fourth largest producer of diamonds and has the third largest manganese reserves.

Button satisfied that the colonists had long been the rule of the coastal areas now also the year the colonists built the castle of the slave trade. Scattered in Kumasi the Ashanti Region, northwest of traditional buildings have been inscribed on the World Heritage List. The 19 century by the soil, wood, grass houses built in a very local characteristics, is Ashanti’s last vestiges of ancient civilization.

Add Simuliidae of the vast rural areas still retains its past, its chieftain system, Prince length appointed one, and enjoy high reputation in the tribe. Emirates has a political, land allocation powers. Stool is the chief symbol of power, each chief has a carefully crafted “work”-shaped stools. Until a century ago, the golden stool made of bamboo was regarded as a national treasure and was displayed to the public every two years. Civilians also have their own favorite stool, which is essential as a wedding gift.

Bosumtwi Lake

In Kumaliexi is Ghana’s only natural inland lake, which is cylindrical and funnel-shaped and 700 m in diameter. The center of the deepest lake is more than 70 m deep. The native fish are the incarnation of God, and cannot be fished. To protect the environment, sailing is also prohibited. Scientists think the lake was created by volcanic eruption or meteorite colony formation, but the signs of volcanic activity are few and the lake is much larger than any crater size hole, so it has puzzled scientists.

Ghana Map

Ghana Map

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