Ghana The gold coast Government

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Ghana The gold coast


  • -Ghana has a constitutional democracy that is a democracy in which has majority rule and gives more power to individual people.

  • -The current leader is John Evans Atta Mills who was elected as president by vote.

  • -Ghana has a parliament that votes on laws


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  • -Ghana has a very strong economy with a GDP of 13.6%

  • -Ghana also has a very weak fiscal stance though. They also have fragile external balances.

  • -Exports: Gold, Cocoa, Timber, Tuna

  • -Imports: Capital Equipment, Petroleum, Food

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  • -Ghana has an agricultural based economy

  • -60% of the population does subsistence farming.

  • -Ghana's agricultural part of their economy has gone down since the 1960s

  • -Exports: Gold, Cocoa, Timber, Tuna

  • -Imports: Capital Equipment, Petroleum, Food


  • -Ghana is located close to the equator.

  • -Ghana has a tropical wet/dry climate

  • -Ghana's climate provides sunshine all year round.

  • -North Ghana temperatures rarely drop below 77 degrees F

Climate Continued...

  • -There is only one rainy season a year in North Ghana.

  • -This makes it so that many plants, like coca trees, and forests can grow

  • - In Southern Ghana the temperatures are a little cooler because there are two rainy seasons a year which lower the temperature.

Geography of Ghana

  • -Ghana is on the coast in Western Africa.

  • -It's bordered by Burkina Faso,Ivory Coast,and Togo

  • -Ghana has plateaus, rainforest, and savanna plains.

  • -Lake Volta is the is the largest artificial lake.

  • -Accra is the country's capital and is located in Southern Ghana.

Ghana's Country Flag

  • -The green is for their rich vegetation.

  • -The gold is for their high levels of gold.

  • -The red is for the blood that the people fighting for Ghana shed.

  • -The black star symbolizes the struggle the Africans went through to end colonization.

Ghana Currency

  • - The currency in Ghana is called a cedi.

  • -Cedi means Cowry shell in the language Akan.

  • -Cowry shells are what used to be used as currency in Ghana.

  • -The cedi is divided into 100 Ghana pesewas

  • -1 cedi is equal to .56 American dollars or 56 cents (as of March 2012)

Facts about Ghana's culture

  • -The official language of Ghana is English, but the Twi dialect of Akan is locally used.

  • -Yams, Cassava, Maize, Plantain, and rice are the main foods eaten in Ghana

  • -Western dress is casual and robes are usually used for ceremonial times

Sports in Ghana

  • -Some of the biggest sports are soccer, basketball, and tennis.

  • -Ghana's soccer team is very good and did well in the 2010 world cup.

  • -Golf is also very popular and many tournaments are played there.


  • -63% Christian, 16% Muslim, 21% Indigenous beliefs. None of the religions are supported by the government

  • -In the Juju religion all practicing it must not touch any spiritual object or severe consequences occur.


  • -Main foods are Yams, cassava, maize, plantain, and rice.

  • -Fufu is a very popular dish, including: Yams, Cassava, and Plantain all pounded together to make one big ball of Fufu.

  • -Soups and stews are also very commonly eaten in Ghana.


  • -Infant Mortality Rate: 48.55/1,000 births.

  • -Literacy Rate: 57.9%, Males: 82.7%, and Females: 67.1%.

  • -Life Expectancy: at birth is age 61.

  • -Population: 25,241,998 people


  • Levy, Patricia, and Winnie Wong. Ghana. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2010. Print.

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