|Capital city ||Accra |
|Total area (square kilometres) ||238,540 |
|Population total ||29,300,000 |
|Official language ||English is the official language, but languages such as Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga are also spoken. |
|National currency ||Cedis and pesewas |
|GNP per capita ||390 |
|Proportion of population living on less than US$1 a day ||Figures not available |
Information gathered from:
- Statistics on International Development (DFID, 2000)
- World Desk Reference (Dorling Kindersley, 2000)
- The World Factbook
- The World Guide (New Internationalist Publications, 1999)
Ghana has the largest artificial lake in the world; it has an area of 8,482 square kilometres. Lake Volta was created when engineers constructed the Akossombo dam on Ghana's main river, the Volta.
Ghana is rich in gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite, so mining is one of the country's most important industries.
The two largest exports from Ghana are gold and cocoa.