GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Ghana, a nation on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, is known for its diverse wildlife, old forts and secluded beaches, such as at Busua. Coastal towns Elmina and Cape Coast contain posubans (native shrines), colonial buildings and castles-turned-museums that serve as testimonials to the slave trade. North of Cape Coast, the vast Kakum National Park has a treetop-canopy walkway over the rainforest.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

28,308,301

RELIGION

Christian, Muslim

CAPITAL

Accra (1,665,086)

LIFE EXPECTANCY

63

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $6,998

AREA

239,567 square kilometers (92,497 square miles)

LANGUAGE

English

LITERACY PERCENT

76.6

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LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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ABURI

Aburi is a town in the Akuapim South Municipal District, near Accra. Aburi has a relatively small population (less than 20,000 people) but is famous for its Botanical Gardens.

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ACCRA

Accra is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park honors Ghana’s first president, who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains the Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. On the other side of town, the Makola Market is the city’s vast, colorful bazaar. Popular seafront spots Labadi Beach and Kokrobite Beach offer golden sand and high-energy nightlife.

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ADA FOAH

Ada Foah is a town on the southeast coast of Ghana, where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for palm-lined beaches and estuary islands. Marine turtles breed in the area. On the seafront are traces of Fort Kongenstein, built by 18th-century Danish traders. Next to the old Presbyterian Church is a 19th-century missionary cemetery. Songor Lagoon is a wetland area with numerous bird species.

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AKOSOMBO

Akosombo is a small town in the south of the Asuogyaman District, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is famous for its large fam and the Adome Bridge at Atimpoku.

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AMANSURI AND NZULEZU

Nzulezu is a village built on stilts above the surface of periodic Lake Amansuri.

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ANKASA CONSERVATION AREA

The Ankasa Conservation Area lies in Southwest Ghana on the border with the Ivory Coast. Covering 509 square kilometers, this protected area falls within an ancient rainforest and is the most biodiverse in Ghana. It is home to over 800 plant species, including some endemic ones like the recently discovered Psychotria.

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AXIM

Axim is a coastal town and the capital of the Nzema East Municipal district, in Ghana's Western Region. The city lies 64 kilometers west of the port city of Sekondi-Takoradi.

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BEYIN

Beyin is a village in the Jomoro district, in the Western Region of Ghana. It boasts many deserted sandy beaches.

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BUTRE

Butre is a small fishing village in the Ahanta West district, in the Western Region of Ghana. It is located on a bay sheltered by a forest, between the communities of Busua and Asemkaw, about 20 kilometres southwest of Takoradi.

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CAPE COAST

Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region, in southern Ghana. It is known for its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, the Cape Coast Castle is a large whitewashed fort built by the Swedish in the 17th century. It was later used by the British as a holding prison for slaves. Inside, the Castle Museum has exhibits on pre-colonial local history, the slave trade and traditional crafts.

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CAPE THREE POINTS

Forming the southernmost tip of Ghana, Cape Three Points is located near the coastal village of Dixcove. Cape Three Points is known as the "land nearest nowhere" because it is the land nearest a location in the sea which is at 0 latitude, 0 longitude and 0 altitude. It marks the western end of the Gulf of Guinea.

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DIXCOVE

Dixcove is a coastal village in the Ahanta West district, a district in the Western Region of South Ghana, approximately 35 km west of the regional capital of Sekondi-Takoradi. It has a natural harbour that is large enough for small ships.

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ELMINA

Elmina is a fishing port on the south coast of Ghana. It is known for its beaches and for its role in the former transatlantic slave trade.

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HO

Ho is the capital city of the Volta Region of Ghana. The city lies between Mount Adaklu and Mount Galenukui or Togo Atakora Range, and is home to the Volta Regional Museum and an historical cathedral.

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KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

The Kakum National Park is located approximately 30 km north of Cape Coast. It is an area of rainforest, home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey. The park is rich in butterflies and birds, including African grey parrots and hornbills. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides treetop views of the forest.

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KETA

Keta is a town in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is the capital of the Keta Municipal District, with a population of only 20,000 people.

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KUMASI

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region, in southern Ghana. It is known as the epicenter of the Ashanti culture. In the huge, open-air Kejetia Market, stalls sell everything from glass beads to Ashanti sandals. The National Cultural Centre offers craft workshops and dance performances; it also includes the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which displays jewelry and ceremonial clothing belonging to the 20th-century Ashanti king.

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SHAI HILLS

Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a resource reserve located in Doryumu in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region. It was established in 1962 with an area of 47 square kilometres.

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TAFI ATOME MONKEY SANCTUARY

Tafi Atome, a small village in the Volta Basin, is best known for the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, one of the most popular and well-run ecotourism projects in Ghana. Mona monkeys live in the surrounding forest and pop in town a couple times per day.

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TAMALE

Tamale, officially called ""Tamale Metropolitan Area"", is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. It is Ghana's fourth-largest city.

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WLI FALLS

The Wli waterfall is the highest water fall in West Africa. The fall is known locally as Agumatsa waterfalls - meaning, "Allow Me to Flow." It is located in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region.

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WOE AND CAPE ST. PAUL

The Cape St. Paul Lighthouse was built in 1901 near Woe. It has a skeletal pyramidal base with the upper third enclosed and housing the lantern and gallery.

ABURI

Ghana -Greater Accra-Aburi-Rita Marley Music-8757 COVER

Aburi is a town in the Akuapim South Municipal District, near Accra. Aburi has a relatively small population (less than 20,000 people) but is famous for its Botanical Gardens.

ACCRA

Ghana -Greater Accra-Accra-Tourism-Labadi Beach-3071 COVER

Accra is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park honors Ghana’s first president, who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains the Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. On the other side of town, the Makola Market is the city’s vast, colorful bazaar. Popular seafront spots Labadi Beach and Kokrobite Beach offer golden sand and high-energy nightlife.

ADA FOAH

Ghana -Greater Accra-Ada Foah-Other pictures Ada Foah-5842 COVER

Ada Foah is a town on the southeast coast of Ghana, where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for palm-lined beaches and estuary islands. Marine turtles breed in the area. On the seafront are traces of Fort Kongenstein, built by 18th-century Danish traders. Next to the old Presbyterian Church is a 19th-century missionary cemetery. Songor Lagoon is a wetland area with numerous bird species.

AKOSOMBO

Ghana -Volta Region-Akosombo-9447 COVER

Akosombo is a small town in the south of the Asuogyaman District, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is famous for its large fam and the Adome Bridge at Atimpoku.

AMANSURI AND NZULEZU

Ghana -Western region-Amansuri-Nzulezu floating village (Nzulezo)-1185 COVER

Nzulezu is a village built on stilts above the surface of periodic Lake Amansuri.

ANKASA CONSERVATION AREA

Ghana -Western region-Ankasa Conservation Area-Bamboo Cathedral-1232 COVER

The Ankasa Conservation Area lies in Southwest Ghana on the border with the Ivory Coast. Covering 509 square kilometers, this protected area falls within an ancient rainforest and is the most biodiverse in Ghana. It is home to over 800 plant species, including some endemic ones like the recently discovered Psychotria.

AXIM

Ghana -Western region-Axim-Axim city-993 COVER

Axim is a coastal town and the capital of the Nzema East Municipal district, in Ghana's Western Region. The city lies 64 kilometers west of the port city of Sekondi-Takoradi.

BEYIN

Ghana -Western region-Beyin-Beyin Village and church-1039 COVER

Beyin is a village in the Jomoro district, in the Western Region of Ghana. It boasts many deserted sandy beaches.

BUTRE

Ghana -Western region-Butre-Fort Batenstein-1145 COVER

Butre is a small fishing village in the Ahanta West district, in the Western Region of Ghana. It is located on a bay sheltered by a forest, between the communities of Busua and Asemkaw, about 20 kilometres southwest of Takoradi.

CAPE COAST

Ghana -Central Region-Cape Coast-City-988 COVER

Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region, in southern Ghana. It is known for its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, the Cape Coast Castle is a large whitewashed fort built by the Swedish in the 17th century. It was later used by the British as a holding prison for slaves. Inside, the Castle Museum has exhibits on pre-colonial local history, the slave trade and traditional crafts.

CAPE THREE POINTS

Ghana -Western region-Cape 3 Points (Cap Three Points)-1168 COVER

Forming the southernmost tip of Ghana, Cape Three Points is located near the coastal village of Dixcove. Cape Three Points is known as the "land nearest nowhere" because it is the land nearest a location in the sea which is at 0 latitude, 0 longitude and 0 altitude. It marks the western end of the Gulf of Guinea.

DIXCOVE

Ghana -Western region-Dixcove-Fort Metal Cross-1153 COVER

Dixcove is a coastal village in the Ahanta West district, a district in the Western Region of South Ghana, approximately 35 km west of the regional capital of Sekondi-Takoradi. It has a natural harbour that is large enough for small ships.

ELMINA

Ghana -Central Region-Elmina-City-14797 COVER

Elmina is a fishing port on the south coast of Ghana. It is known for its beaches and for its role in the former transatlantic slave trade.

HO

Ghana -Volta Region-Ho-9022 COVER

Ho is the capital city of the Volta Region of Ghana. The city lies between Mount Adaklu and Mount Galenukui or Togo Atakora Range, and is home to the Volta Regional Museum and an historical cathedral.

KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Ghana -Central Region-Kakum National Park-7244 COVER

The Kakum National Park is located approximately 30 km north of Cape Coast. It is an area of rainforest, home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey. The park is rich in butterflies and birds, including African grey parrots and hornbills. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides treetop views of the forest.

KETA

Ghana -Volta Region-Keta-Fort Prinzenstein-850 COVER

Keta is a town in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is the capital of the Keta Municipal District, with a population of only 20,000 people.

KUMASI

Ghana -Ashanti-Kumasi-228 COVER

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region, in southern Ghana. It is known as the epicenter of the Ashanti culture. In the huge, open-air Kejetia Market, stalls sell everything from glass beads to Ashanti sandals. The National Cultural Centre offers craft workshops and dance performances; it also includes the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which displays jewelry and ceremonial clothing belonging to the 20th-century Ashanti king.

SHAI HILLS

Ghana -Volta Region-Shai Hills-885 COVER

Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a resource reserve located in Doryumu in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region. It was established in 1962 with an area of 47 square kilometres.

TAFI ATOME MONKEY SANCTUARY

Ghana -Volta Region-Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary-963 COVER

Tafi Atome, a small village in the Volta Basin, is best known for the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, one of the most popular and well-run ecotourism projects in Ghana. Mona monkeys live in the surrounding forest and pop in town a couple times per day.

TAMALE

Ghana -Northern region-Tamale-452 COVER

Tamale, officially called ""Tamale Metropolitan Area"", is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. It is Ghana's fourth-largest city.

WLI FALLS

Ghana -Volta Region-Wli falls-976 COVER

The Wli waterfall is the highest water fall in West Africa. The fall is known locally as Agumatsa waterfalls - meaning, "Allow Me to Flow." It is located in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region.

WOE AND CAPE ST. PAUL

Ghana -Volta Region-Woe and Cape St. Paul-819 COVER

The Cape St. Paul Lighthouse was built in 1901 near Woe. It has a skeletal pyramidal base with the upper third enclosed and housing the lantern and gallery.

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