The population of Ghana was recorded to mount a total of 24 million people, approximately 10% of whom reside in and around Accra. The GDP is estimated at $103 billion as of 2014. Other main urban areas include Tema, Tamale, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Takoradi.
Ghana was occupied by the Europeans who imposed a strong rule from 1874 till it attained its independence in 1957, It was renamed Ghana under Dr Nkrumah’s regime, as it was formerly called Gold Coast.
Ghana exhibits a rising profile on world stage, representing a model of political stability and economic strength, thanks to its recent oil discovery, energy sector, organised education system and vibrant scene in the area of music and fashion plus a hot tourism spot on the continent of Africa.
Ghana has a lot to offer travelers. From its cosmopolitan beaches in the urban center Accra, or perhaps your preference lies in safaris with an intent to explore one, then a move to the Mole National Park should be considered, where you can encounter amazing herd of elephants passing by.
Described as a microcosmic taste of Africa, containing hospitable and friendly people; Ghana ranks among preferred destinations or a first port of call for many first time tourists to the continent. Most parts of Ghana retain a hot and dry weather from April to October, with an exception being the Northern areas. The temperature is an approximate 38 degrees centigrade, and it rains from April to June in the South.
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