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Ghana

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

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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.

 

 

 

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