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Ghana

Ghana (Republic of Ghana)   

Country in West Africa. Part of the Commonwealth of Nations. In the west borders with Côte d'Ivoire, in the north-west and north - Burkina Faso, in the east - with Togo. From the south, is washed by Gulf of Guinea. Ghana - a member of the United Nations, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU), the Non-Aligned Movement, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Commonwealth (association of countries that were part of the British Empire).

Ghana - one of the most unique countries in the African continent. Very ancient history of the land has identified a number of unique cultures - flourished Ghana Empire (IV-X centuries. N. E.), Medieval Kingdom of Mali, a colorful African ethnicity - Ashanti. Colonial history has left a strong imprint on modern Ghana - here people speak English, there are in abundant castles of Portuguese and British periods, strong influence of the kitchen "Albion" and great significance of Christianity Protestant persuasion (Ghana - the "Christian" country in West Africa). Basic kinds of tourism in the country - excursions, eco-tourism.

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

On the south it is washed by the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean. On land borders in the west with Côte d'Ivoire, in the north-west and north - Burkina Faso, in the east - with Togo.

The country's territory is 238 537 km². 

Territory of the country is mostly plain, which places dotted outlier hills. Further to the north of this plain is located a wooded plateau. On the eastern outskirts of the country's towering mountains of Togo with the highest point Afadzhoto mountain (885 m). To the north of Edzhury on the ledge above Nampong forest thins out gradually and is replaced by thickets of shrubs. Further north, along the ledge Gambaga are located open savannah with more fertile soils.

Population: more than 25 million 200 thousand people.

Capital: Accra, 2.3 million inhabitants.

Biggest cities: Accra, Tamale, Kumasi, Bolgatanga.

Languages: English.

Religion: the majority of residents (approx. 75%) are Christians. The largest Christian denominations of the country are Pentecostals (6.9 million or 28.3%) and Catholics (3.16 million). Other major religions, there are several hundred thousands of believers each are the Methodists, Presbyterians, the New Apostolic Church and the Seventh Day Adventists.

Time zoneUTC +0.

Calling code: +233. 

Currency: Cedi (GHC), 1 cedi = 100 pesevam. Rates 1.00 USD ≅ 2.29 GHC, 1.00 EUR ≅ 3.11 GHC.

Credit card payment systemsVisa, MasterCard, American Express.

Tours in the direction of: Ghana
from € 3075
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