Facts on Ghana

Capital:
Accra
Area:
239,460 km²
Population:
20,467,747
Language(s):
English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)
Religion(s):
Christian 63%, Indigenous beliefs 21%, Muslim 16%,
Ethnic Group(s):
African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5%
Date of independence:
6 March 1957
Government type:
Constitutional Democracy
Languages:
English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)
Ethnic groups:
Black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5% (1998)
Religions:
Indigenous beliefs 21%, Muslim 16%, Christian 63%
Legislative branch:
Unicameral Parliament
Chief of State/Head of Government:
President John Agyekum KUFUOR
Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO
Minister of Finance:
Yaw OSAFO-MAAFO
Minister of Trade and Industry:
Alan KYEREMATENG

Map of Ghana

Map of Ghana