Officially recognized as the Republic of Ghana, the West African country stretches from the Gulf of Guinea on the western edge of Africa, complemented by the 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 the 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, and they imposed strong rule since 1874. It attained its independence in 1957, and was renamed Ghana under Dr Nkrumah’s regime, as it was formerly called Gold Coast.
Ghana exhibits a rising profile on the world stage, representing a model of political stability and economic strength, thanks to the oil discovery, energy sector, 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. Is it a cosmopolitan beach in the urban center? Accra will provide an answer. If you intend to encounter a safari, then the Mole National Park should be considered, where you can explore the amazing herd of elephants passing by.
It was described as a microcosmic taste of Africa, containing hospitable and friendly people; a first port of call for first time tourists to the continent. The rest of Ghana is hot and dry from April to October, except the Northern areas. The temperature tolls 38 degrees centigrade, and rains from April to June in the South.