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Learn more about Ghana.
Flag of Ghana Ghana
Population: 20,757,032 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Accra
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An Introduction to Ghana
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the constitution in 1981 and the banning of political parties. A new constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992. Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS, head of state since 1981, won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. He was succeeded by John KUFUOR, who defeated former Vice President Atta MILLS in a free and fair election.

Ghana map

Map of Ghana ( Location ) : 8 00 N, 2 00 W, Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. For additional reports and educational information specific to Ghana, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Ghanaian Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia, which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Ghana.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.36%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 55.36 yrs - Male
    • 57.22 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 302,300 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 1.73 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 4,400,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .gh

Did you know ... People from Ghana are called Ghanaians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook