Ghana /ˈɡɑːnə/ is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire. Ghana was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient predominantly Akan kingdoms, including the inland Ashanti Empire, the Akwamu, the Akyem, the Bonoman, the Denkyira, and the Fante among others. Non-Akan states created by the Ga also existed as did states by the Dagomba. Prior to contact with Europeans trade between the...
|Founded:||March 6, 1957|
|Official language:||English Language|
|Area:||92,098.9 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state|
|Also known as:||Gana Cumhuriyeti, Republic of Ghana|