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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Ghana section.
|Density||110.9 / km2 ( 287.3 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Accra (Greater Accra)|
|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|
What is the capital of Ghana?
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
|Elevation||33 meters over sea level|
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|#7||Teshi Old Town||144,013|
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