Ghana

Map of Ghana
Flag of Ghana

The modern Republic of Ghana is named after the medieval West African Ghana Empire, which ruled territory in the area of modern Mauritania, Mali and Senegal c. 790-1076. The Greenwich Meridian passes through Ghana, specifically through the industrial city of Ghana-Tema; so it is said that Ghana is geographically closer to the "centre" of the world than any other country. More than 250 languages and dialects are spoken in Ghana, native Ghanaian languages are divided into two linguistic subfamilies of the Niger-Congo language family. Languages belonging to the Kwa subfamily are found predominantly to the south of the Volta River, while those belonging to the Gur subfamily are found predominantly to the north. The discovery of major offshore oil reserves was announced in June 2007, encouraging expectations of a major economic boost.

Established
1960-07-01
Joined Commonwealth
1957
Capital City
Accra
Demonym
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Ghanaian
Country motto
"Freedom and Justice"
Size
92098 square miles.
Population
23,832,495
Population density
Based on figures from 2008.
93 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 103)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2007
$34520000000 (World ranking:100)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.553 (World ranking:135)
Currency Code
GHS
Country calling code
233
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Project Kingston Youth service
9 years 26 weeks ago

The theme of this exchange is "Cross-cultural collaboration to make a difference in Sogakope and Kingston through youth leadership, peer education and volunteering"
MAP’s partnership organisation is Youth Creating Change of Ghana, which is based in Sogakope, Volta Region.

The aims and objectives of this exchange include:
Developing young people to realise their full potential for self empowerment, in order to create a productive change and build a sustainable relationship between both communities.