Ghana is a West African country situated along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean. According to the Government of Ghana, the official language of Ghana is English and is spoken by more than half of Ghanaians. Climate-wise, there are two main seasons in Ghana, the wet season and the dry season, both bring with them warm, tropical temperatures that make Ghana a popular tourist destination.
Tourists visit Ghana to see the diverse wildlife; Kintampo Waterfalls and the largest waterfall in west Africa, Wli Waterfalls; beautiful sandy beaches; caves; mountains, rivers; and lakes such as Bosumtwi meteorite crater and the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area, Lake Volta; not to mention the dozens of castles and forts; and famous national parks.
Need another reason to visit Ghana? Forbes magazine ranked Ghana as the eleventh friendliest country in the world!
5 Things You Should Know About Ghana
In honor of Ghana’s 55th Republic Day, celebrated on July 1st, here are 5 things you should know about Ghana:
- The capital of Ghana is Accra which has a population of 2.573 million.
- The president of Ghana is John Dramani Mahama.
- Ghana is the world’s largest producer of cocoa.
- Ghana was formerly known as the Gold Coast.
- Ghana’s most famous national park is Kakum National Park, which features Africa's only canopy walkway, almost 100 feet above the floor of the rain forest.
Bonus: More than 50 languages are spoken in the country!
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