Ghana

Key Country Facts

Population: 26.9 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

On its coast are two castles, Cape Coast and Elmina. These castles were slave quarters that held West African peoples during colonial before they were shipped off to the new world

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Accra, National Museum of Ghana, Cape Coast, Labadi Beach, Elmina Castle

Other Information:

Major exports: oil, gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, and aluminum.

The capital of Ghana is Accra. There are approximately 26,908,262 people living here. The official language of the country is English, but Asante, Ewe, and Fante are spoken by the majority of the country. The majority of the population practices Christianity. The time zone is 4 hours ahead of EST.

Ghana is rich in culture, natural beauty, and history! One cannot miss out on the National Museum of Ghana, a museum full of West African art, jewelry, and craft. Also of interest is Labadi Beach, appropriately referred to as La Pleasure Beach.  This is the most populated beach on the coast and is only a few minutes from the nation’s capital.  On weekends enjoy live music, vibrant nightlife, traditional cuisine, and a breathtaking view! Make sure to get a postcard to send back home to your friends and family!

An interesting fact about Ghana is that on its coast are two castles, Cape Coast and Elmina. These castles were slave quarters that held West African peoples during colonial before they were shipped off to the new world. You cannot miss a trip out to see the ornate castles and learn about West African history.

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