Ghana, a country on the West Coast of Africa, is one of the most thriving democracies on the continent. It has often been referred to as an “island of peace” in one of the most chaotic regions on earth. It shares boundaries with Togo to the east, la Cote d’Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and the Gulf of Guinea, to the south. The country is not just rich in natural resources but also boast of being the first African country to gain independence from colonial rule on March 6th 1957. The capital Accra is inhabited by over 2.27 million people making it the economic hub of the country. “AKWAABA”, It’s an expression you will hear several times daily as you travel around Ghana, one that will ring in your ears at night, and bring a smile to your face for weeks after you leave. Welcome to a haven that combines the charms of a tropical beach idyll with a fascinating historical heritage, rich cultural variety, and some interesting wildlife in the national parks.
Formally known as Gold Coast, Ghana takes its name from an ancient empire that came to an end in the 12th century. That empire, situated to the west of present-day Ghana, based its power on gold like its 19th-century Ashanti successor within modern Ghana’s borders.
NB: Ghana means “dense” in HINDI
Ghana in Arabic means Rich, Wealthy, Prosperous
Accra is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park honours Ghana’s first president, who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. Makola Market is the city’s vast, colourful bazaar. Popular seafront spots Labadi Beach and Bojo Beach offer golden sand and high-energy nightlife.
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