Official Name Republic of Ghana
National Day 6 March
Capital City Accra
Head of State His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Land size 238,537sq km
Population 26,652,767 (2014 est.)
Population by Gender 50.9% male & 49.1% female
Population Growth Rate 2.2 % per annum
Languages spoken English (official language) Twi, Ewe, Ga, Dagbani, Hausa
Religion Christian (71.2%), Muslim (17.6%), Traditional Religion (5.2%), Others (0.8%) and No Religion (5.2%)
Legal system Based on English Common Law system
Currency Ghana Cedis-GH¢
Real GDP Growth 7.3 % (2013), 4.2 % (2014 provisional)
GDP Per Capita US$1,427 (2014)
Main Economic Sectors Agriculture (19.9%), Service (51.7 %), Industry (28.4%)
Main Exports Cocoa, Gold, Timber, Tuna, Bauxite, Aluminum, Manganese Ore, Diamonds, Horticulture, crude oil
Main Imports Capital equipment, petroleum products
Main Tourist Attraction
Eco-Tourism sites including the Kakum National Park and
its canopy walk; Game and Wild life parks such as the Mole Reserve and Paga Crocodile Pond; Heritage Tourism sites such as the slave forts and castles, Cultural Tourism events like traditional festivals and ceremonies; and Sports Tourism activities like international football matches and events. Above all, the hospitality and warmth of the Ghanaian people excel any other and Ghana beckons and eagerly waits to give you the traditional welcome- AKWAABA
Climate Average 26° C
Airports Kotoka International Airport (Int.), Kumasi, Airport, Tamale Airport (regional), Takoradi Airport, Sunyani Airport
Harbours Tema Harbour and Takoradi Harbour
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration,
Augustine Neto Road, Airport Residential Area
Post Office Box M.53,
Accra, Ghana
Visa Details Ghana entry visas for non-ECOWAS nationals may be obtained from the Embassy
Main contact in Benin
Embassy of the Republic of Ghana  
01 BP.488
Cocotier, Cotonou
Tel: 229 21 30 07 46
Fax: 229 21 30 92 50