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Where is Ghana?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Ghana covers 227,533 square kilometers of land and 11,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 82nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 238,533 square kilometers.

Ghana became an independent state in 1957, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Ghana is 25,241,998 (2012) and the nation has a density of 111 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Ghana is the Ghana Cedi (GHS). As well, the people of Ghana are refered to as Ghanaian.

The dialing code for the country is 233 and the top level internet domain for Ghanaian sites is .gh.

Ghana shares land borders with 3 countries: Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo.

To learn more, visit our detailed Ghana section.

Quick facts

Population 25,241,998
Density 110.9 / km2 ( 287.3 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1957
Capital Accra (Greater Accra)
Currency Ghana Cedi
GDP 38,648,154,100 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,531 (2014 data)
Land Area 227,533 km2 (87,851 mi2)
Water Area 11,000 km2 (4,247 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Burkina Faso, Togo, Cote D'Ivoire
Minimum Longitude -3.250
Maximum Longitude 1.190
Mininum Latitude 4.740
Maximum Latitude 11.180

What is the capital of Ghana?

map showing the location of Ghana
Location of Accra on a map.

Accra is the capital city of Ghana. It has a population of 1,963,264, and is located on a latitue of 5.56 and longitude of -0.2.

Accra is also the political center of Ghana, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Accra, the Capital Of Ghana

City Accra
Country Ghana
Population 1,963,264
Longitude -0.19690000
Latitude 5.55602000
Elevation 33 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Ghana

Rank City Population
#1Accra1,963,264
#2Kumasi1,468,609
#3Tamale360,579
#4Takoradi232,919
#5Achiaman202,932
#6Tema155,782
#7Teshi Old Town144,013
#8Cape Coast143,015
#9Sekondi-Takoradi138,872
#10Obuasi137,856
#11Medina Estates101,207
#12Koforidua96,266
#13Wa78,107
#14Ejura70,807
#15Nungua70,483
#16Sunyani70,299
#17Ho69,998
#18Techiman69,720
#19Berekum62,364
#20Nkawkaw61,785

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.