Ghana facts
    Ghana facts
    Capital: Accra
    Largest city: Accra
    Population: 27 million
    Currency: Ghana cedi (GHS)
    Official language: English
    Highest point: Mount Afadja
    Longest River: Volta river
    Largest lake: Lake Volta

Fun Ghana facts
Lake Volta in Ghana is the largest artificial lake in the world

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    Ghana produces high quality cocoa and is the 2nd largest producer of cocoa in the world (Ivory Coast is the largest producer of cocoa in the world)

    Interesting Ghana facts
    The Tema Harbour in the southeastern part of Ghana is the largest manmade harbour in Africa.
    Interesting Ghana facts
    EPP Books Services located at the University of Ghana is the largest bookshop in Africa.
    Interesting Ghana facts
    Wli Waterfalls is the highest waterfall in Ghana and West Africa
    Interesting Ghana facts
    The name Ghana means warrior king and harks back to the days of the Ghana Empire between the 9th and 13th centuries.
    Interesting Ghana facts
    The only English word from the Ga language of Ghana is that of the wasting disease kwashiorkor.
    Interesting Ghana facts
    Kente, also known by the name Nwentom, is a cloth which is woven from silk and cotton and is unique to Ghana. It was originally held in such high esteem that only nobility and royalty would wear it. Nowadays, it is much more widespread in its use but is still held in very high esteem by the Akan peoples of the country. It is defined by its bright, dazzling color and often geometric patterns which make it really stand out.
    Interesting Ghana facts
    When Ghana achieved independence in 1957, it took its new name from The Ghana Empire. The word Ghana roughly translates into English as Warrior King. Ghana had been known as the Wagadou Empire for around 300 years.
    Interesting Ghana facts
    The name of the capital, Accra, comes from the African word Nkran meaning ants. It is so-called as there used to be an abundance of anthills in the areas surrounding the city.
    Fun Ghana Facts
    Top 10 cities of Ghana (2015 est.)
    Accra: 2.4 million
    Kumasi: 2.2 million
    Sekondi-Takoradi: 550,000
    Ashiaman: 300,000
    Sunyani: 255,000
    Tamale: 250,000
    Cape Coast: 230,000
    Obuasi: 190,000
    Teshie: 180,000
    Tema: 170,000