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Ghana Flag The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It shares land borders with Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo, and has a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea (part of the Atlantic Ocean). The country is home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world, which is formed by the Akosombo Dam which provides electricity not only to Ghana, but also to other nearby countries such as Benin and Togo.

As of 2009, Ghana had an estimated population of 23,837,000. The largest city and capital of the country is Accra which is home to about 1.7 million peoplein the city itself, and a total of 2.9 million in the metropolitan area.

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African nation to achieve independence, and is richly endowed with natural resources. The country is the 2nd largest producer of cocoa in the world, as already mentioned generates hydroelectric power from the Akosombo Dam, and is also a leading producer of gold, as well as exporting bauxite, diamond, manganese, and timber. Moreover oil has also been found in the country. However, although Ghana now has twice the output of poorer West African countries, economic progress since independence has been relatively slow, and more than a quarter of the population live on less than US $1.25 per day.

Ghana Country Details


Country Name Ghana
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Ghana Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Accra


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Ghana (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (448 pages)

Ghana (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this only established standalone guidebook to Ghana includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, updated accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Africa expert Philip Briggs has overhauled the structure, maps and content to reflect broader changes in the Ghana travel scene over the past six years or so.

Ghana (Bradt Travel Guide Ghana)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (504 pages)

Ghana (Bradt Travel Guide Ghana)
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Bradt's Ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by Philip Briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to Africa. Catering for all types of visitors, from bar-hoppers to birdwatchers, and covering everything from Ghana's 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border, Bradt's Ghana is the most detailed resource for those who want to explore the country's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. It also includes more than 60 maps and is accompanied by a dedicated updated website run by the author himself.
Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation.
This edition has been updated by Sean Connolly, author of Bradt's Senegal and a contributor to several of Bradt's African titles, who has been visiting the continent regularly since 2008. It has been thoroughly updated and carefully tailored to any changes in the Ghana travel scene since the last edition.
Ghana - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Ian Utley

Kuperard
Paperback (168 pages)

Ghana - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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The “Gateway to Africa,” Ghana welcomes around a million tourists, aid workers, and business travelers a year—visitors who invariably come away with glowing reports of a fertile land, tropical scenic beauty, rich culture and traditions, and many first-rate tourist attractions. It is, however, the Ghanaians themselves who make the biggest impression. It is through their hospitality and love of peace that Ghana has a claim to be the safest and friendliest country in Africa. Ghanaians are welcoming to foreign guests, respectful to each other, strong followers of tradition, and have deep familial and communal values. For most visitors, Ghana comes as a wonderfully refreshing change, with valuable lessons to teach the outside world. Ghanaians like to do things their own way, and Ghana is a proud country that does not cater exclusively to tourists but rather expects them to fit in with the Ghanaian pace and way of life. Thus a visit to Ghana is not without its downsides, and visitors can experience frustrations and barriers. This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Ghana explains the complexities and nuances of Ghanaian society with clarity and humor. Visitors are expected to be sympathetic to their customs and beliefs, and their hosts will have no hesitation in saying, “We don’t do that here,” should a faux pas be made or a taboo broken. It is important to Ghanaians that they, and their guests, follow certain rules and codes of conduct. Culture Smart! Ghana describes these rules, explains where they come from, helps to disperse the frustrations and barriers, and offers the reader an opportunity to enjoy more fully all that this beautiful country has to offer.
Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Emilie Filou, Anja Mutic & Kate Thomas

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (520 pages)

Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the culture of Dakar or Marrakesh, visit the gorges and oases of the Sahara, or hike to paradise on Santo Antao in Cape Verde; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's West Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, literature, cinema, religion, music, arts, and West African peoples
  • Over 90 maps
  • Useful features - including Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Itineraries (suggested routes that maximise your time and money), and Peoples of West Africa
  • Coverage of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet West Africa, our most comprehensive guide to West Africa, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet country guides for a comprehensive look at what each country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Paul Clammer, Jane Cornwell, Emilie Filou, Nana Luckham, Tom Masters, Anja Mutic, Caroline Sieg, Kate Thomas and Vanessa Wruble

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

The Ghana Fact and Picture Book: Fun Facts for Kids About Ghana (Turn and Learn)
By Gina McIntyre

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (44 pages)

The Ghana Fact and Picture Book: Fun Facts for Kids About Ghana (Turn and Learn)
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Turn & Learn presents: The Ghana Fact and Picture Book

The Ghana Fact & Picture Book will allow your child to learn more about this world we live in, with a fun and exciting approach that will trigger their imagination.

We're raising our children in an era where attention spans are continuously decreasing. Turn & Learn provides a fun, and interactive way of keep your children engaged and looking forward to learn, with beautiful pictures, coupled with the amazing, fun facts.

Get your kids learning today! Pick up your copy of Turn & Learn's Ghana Fact and Picture book now!

Ghana Travel Map Reference
By ITMB Publishing

ITMB Publishing
Map (2 pages)

Ghana Travel Map Reference
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This title is like the Eveready Bunny, it just keeps selling and is now entering its seventh edition. This one has a change of ISBN, though not price, as we move into our new ITMB prefix for recording titles. Apart from that, we have changed anything that has been drawn to our attention since the last printing and have added new data for both the Accra and the Kumasi inset maps, but essentially, this is our new and improved map of Ghana for the next couple of years.

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