November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Ghana

Ghana is officially recognized as the Republic of Ghana, and extends its location from the Gulf of Guinea on the western edge of Africa, complemented by Atlantic Ocean to the south, Burkina Faso and Togo to the east and west respectively. It covers about 238,837 square kilometers in its surface area, just like the size of Great Britain or Oregon in United States of America.

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.






Destinations in Ghana

  • Accra

    Founded in the 17th century, and known as the eleventh largest metropolitan...

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    Cape Coast

    From the name Cape Coast you can already picture a beach – and that means: ocean waves...

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    Ho is one of the twelve (12) districts in the Volta Region of Ghana. The city is the administrative

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  • Kumasi

    Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region, a very important and historical centre...

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    Sekondi-Takoradi, also known as the Twin City, is Ghana’s third largest city. Situated in the western

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    Tamale is West Africa’s fastest growing city and the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana.

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    The city Wa has an interesting historical link to the trans-Sahara slave trade. Located in the...

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Quick facts

  • Official name
    Republic of Ghana
  • Location
    Ghana is located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in West Africa. It is bordered by Cote d’Ivoire to the west; Burkina Faso to the north; Togo to the east; the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean to the south
  • Government
    Unitary State, Presidential System, Constitutional Republic
  • Dialing code
  • Climate weather
  • Population
    25,758,108 on 227,533 km².
  • Official language
  • Other major languages
    (Akan): Akuapem Twi, Asante Twi; (Mole-Dagbani): Dagaare, Dagbani
  • Currency
    Ghana Cedi (GHC)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    GBP (£), EUR (€), USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa (takes less than 7 days to process); Yellow Fever certificate is required on arrival from all travelers. (For more information, visit -
  • Numbers to know
    Emergency (general) - 999 Fire - 192 Ambulance - 193