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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Ghana

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC 0
  • Electricity: 220/240V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Currency: Cedi (C)
  • Country Dialing Code: 233

Ghana

Location
Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo

Capital
Accra

Population
21,029,853 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2005 est.)

Regions
10 regions; Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western

Climate
tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north

Ethnic groups
black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5% (1998)

Religions
Christian 63%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 21%

Languages
English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)

Government type
constitutional democracy

Background
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the constitution in 1981 and a ban on political parties. A new constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992. Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS, head of state since 1981, won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR, who defeated former Vice President Atta MILLS in a free and fair election, succeeded him.

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