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Land Area 227,533km²
Land Area + Seaarea
Population 25,241,998
Population density 110.9 / km²


<p>Ghana ( (listen)), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. </p>Crossing a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means"Warrior King" in the Soninke language.The first permanent country in the territory of present-day Ghana dates back to the 11th century. Kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the strongest was the Kingdom of Ashanti and the Kingdom of Dagbon. Starting in the 15th century, the Portuguese Empire, followed by other powers that were numerous, contested the area for trading rights, before the British control of the shore by the 19th century. Following over a century of resistance that was indigenous, the current borders of Ghana were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. It became independent from the uk on 6 March 1957. Ghana's population of approximately 30 million crosses a number of linguistic, ethnic and religious groups. According to the 2010 census, 71.2% of the population was Christian, 17.6% was Muslim, and 5.2% Nominal conventional faiths. Ecology and its diverse geography ranges from coastal savannahs. Ghana is a unitary democracy headed by a president who is both head of state and head. The growing economic prosperity and political system of ghana have made it a power in West Africa. It is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Group of 24 (G24) and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Source: Wikipedia