Ghana profile

UN Ghanaian peacekeepers in Ivory Coast exit from a military helicopter to take part in manoeuvers Ghana has been a major contributor of armed forces to numerous UN peacekeeping operations in Africa
  • Full name: Republic of Ghana
  • Population: 25.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Accra
  • Area: 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, African languages including Akan, Ewe
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 64 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Cedi
  • Main exports: Gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminium, manganese ore, diamonds
  • GNI per capita: US $1,410 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .gh
  • International dialling code: +233

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