Ghana

Ghana Overview

Ghana is a tropical country in western Africa, which lies on the Gulf of Guinea. Formerly a British colony known as the The Gold Coast, Ghana gained its independence in 1957. It took the name Ghana, the name of an ancient African kingdom. Ghana was the first member of the Commonwealth of Nations to be governed by black Africans.

Ghana’s vibrant capital city, Accra, is the gateway to the country and to its national parks and reserves, which provides a sanctuary for a variety of flora and fauna. The forts and castles situated along the coastline date back as far as the 15th century which have a history of European occupation. The Cape Coast Castle, Fort St Jago and Elim Castle are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Monuments.

CLIMATE

Ghana has a tropical climate. Accra, has an average temperature of 80 °F (27 °C). Northern Ghana has higher temperatures. Northern and eastern Ghana has severe dry spells from November to March.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Accra
POPULATION: 23.3 million
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: Ghanaian Cedi
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220/240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +223
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +0