1. World Map /
  2. Africa/
  3. Ghana/
  4. Ghana Fast Facts

Ghana Facts

Ghana's Information

Flag of Ghana
Land Area 227,533 km2
Water Area 11,000 km2
Total Area 238,533km2 (#80)
Population 26,908,262 (#48)
Population Density 118.26/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $121.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $4,400
Currency Cedi (GHS)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Ghana
    (long form) Republic of Ghana
  • Capital City: Accra (2,291,352 pop.)
  • Ghana Population: 25,199,609 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Ghana cedi
    (conversion rates)

    Ghana cedi
    Two Cedis
  • Ethnicity: Akan 45.3%, Mole-Dagbon 15.2%, Ewe 11.7%, Ga-Dangme 7.3%, Guan 4%, Gurma 3.6%, Grusi 2.6%, Mande-Busanga 1%, other tribes 1.4%, other 7.8%
  • GDP total: $83.18 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $3,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other 36.1% (includes English (official))
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi, Achiaman
  • Name: An homage to the ruler of the Malian Ghana Empire, meaning, "Warrior King."
  • National Day: March 6
  • Religion: Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

Trending on WorldAtlas

Countries of Africa