Ghana

Coordinates: 7 ° 4100 's. w. 0 ° 5900 's. d. / 7.683333 ° c. w. 0.983333 ° c. . D (G) (O) (I) 7.683333, -0.983333
motto: «Freedom and Justice (English:. Freedom and Justice)»
Hymn: «God Bless Our Homeland Ghana»
date of independence
March 6, 1957 (from the UK)

Official languages English Capital

Acre
largest city
Accra, Tamale, Kumasi, Balgatanga.
Form of government
Presidential republic

President John Evans Atta Mills
(John Evans Atta Mills)
Area

• Total •% of water surface
77th in the world
238540 km²
3.5

Population • Evaluation (2009) • density

23.837 million [1] people. (50 th place)
88 people. / Km²
GDP
• Together (2007)
• Per capita
$ 31.331 Bln. (73 minutes)
$ one thousand four hundred eighty-nine
HDI (2007)
▼ 0526 (152nd)
Currency
sit
Internet domain
.gh
Telephone code +233

Ghana ( . English: Ghana), the Republic of Ghana (English:. Republic of Ghana) - a country in West Africa. Former title - Gold Coast

Contents 1 History 2 Geography of Ghana

3 Symbols
4 Famous people
5 Notes 6 References
history
In. 16th century gold coast accounted for 10% of gold production in the world, so for possession was a struggle between the European colonial powers, whose merchants also bought slaves in the province. As a result of a long struggle in 1874, Britain established a protectorate over the territory.
In 1957, the country gained independence. Her first independent government led by Kwame Nkrumah. In 1960, Nkrumah was elected president. In 1961, Kwame Nkrumah declared himself the secretary general and chairman for life "Convention People's Party." In 1964, the country established a one-party political system, and Kwame Nkrumah proclaimed president for life. In 1966, when Nkrumah was on a visit to Beijing in Ghana was a military coup.
Until 1967 the country was ruled by Major General Arthur Ankrah. He was replaced by Amankvaa Afryfa, who led the country until he was accused of corruption and removed from office in 1970. In 1979, he was shot along with two other former leaders of the country:. Sixth - and seventh Achympongam General - General Quasi Akufo
In 1979 took another military coup, which led to the government of Jerry John Rovlingsa. Rovlings for organizing the failed coup was prygavorny to death. But he was released on his supporters. Total Jerry Rovlings involved in 3 military coups, two of which were directed against democratically elected leadership of the country. Rovlings became president three times. In 1981, Jerry Rovlings came to power for a long time and remained as head of the country until 2001 year.
last two presidents have chosen democratically. In January 2009, the President was John Ata Mills [2]

Ghana Geography Main article:. Geography of Ghana
Symbols
Ghana Flag Ghana Coat

Famous personalities
Kwame Nkrumah
John Evans Atta Mills
Notes
↑ Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009). "World Population Prospects, Table A.1" (.PDF). 2008 revision. United Nations. Retrieved 12 March 2009.
↑ Pavel Usov. Ghana: Gold and dictatorship // Polish radio for abroad. April 20, 2009
Links
free encyclopedia dedicated to Ghana (Eng.)

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Ghana Coat of Arms of the

Flag Anthem

Political system Constitution

Parliament
Administrative divisions Geography
Capital Cities

Population
Languages history
Economy
Currency
Culture Religion

Cinema Literature Music
Holy
Sport Science Education

Transport
Tourism
Mail (history and brand)
Internet
Armed forces
Foreign policy
portal «Ghana»
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Dependent areas: Azores · British Indian Ocean Territory · Canary Islands · Madeira · Mayotte · Melilla · Réunion · Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha · Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean ·
Ceuta states with disputed status: Sahrawi Arab Democratic Respublika¹ (Western Sahara) · state formations on the territory of Somalia (Awdalland adhan · · · Galmudug Zhubalend · Puntland · Somaliland · Sul, Sanaag and Koine · Hyman and Bab)
¹ is a member of the African Union, a large h ASTK territories occupied by Morocco

African Union
Algeria. | Angola | Botswana | Benin | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea * | Guinea-Bissau | Djibouti | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Egypt | Zambia | Zimbabwe | Cape Verde | Cameroon | Comoros | Kenya | Côte d'Ivoire | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Madagascar * | Mozambique | Malawi | Mali | Mauritius | Mauritania * | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | South Africa | Southern Sudan | Rwanda | Republic of the Congo | Somalia | Sao Tome and Principe | Sadr | Swaziland | Seychelles | Senegal | Sudan | Sierra Leone | Tanzania | Togo * | Tunisia | Uganda | Central African Republic | Chad | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Ethiopia
* Membership suspended


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Commonwealth
members
Antigua and Barbuda Australia • • • Bangladesh Bahamas • Barbados • Belize, Botswana • • Brunei • Vanuatu • United Kingdom • Gambia • Ghana • Guyana • Grenada • Dominica • Zambia • India • Cameroon • Canada • Kenya • Cyprus • Kiribati • Lesotho • Mozambique • Malawi • Malaysia • Maldives • Malta • Mauritius • Namibia • Nauru • Nigeria • new Zealand • Pakistan • Papua new Guinea • South Africa • Rwanda • Solomon Islands • Samoa • Swaziland • Seychelles • Saint • incent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis • St. Lucia • Singapore • Sierra Leone, Tanzania • • • Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu • • • Uganda Fizhy1 • Sri Lanka • Jamaica
Former members
Zimbabwe • Ireland
1 Membership suspended
Francophones
Albania | Andorra | Armenia | Belgium (French Community of Belgium) | Benin | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Vanuatu | Vietnam | Gabon | Haiti | Gana1 | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Greece | Djibouti | Dominica | Egypt | Cape Verde | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada (New Brunswick, Quebec) | Kipr1 | pantry | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Republic of the Congo | Côte d'Ivoire | Laos | Lebanon | Luxembourg | Mauritius | Mauritania | Madagascar | Macedonia | Mali | Morocco | Moldova | Monaco | Niger | Rwanda | Romania | Sao Tome and Principe | Seychelles | Senegal | St. Lucia | Togo | Tunisia | France (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Pierre and Miquelon) | Central African Republic | Chad | Switzerland | Equatorial Guinea
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