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Ghana Flag The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It shares land borders with Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo, and has a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea (part of the Atlantic Ocean). The country is home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world, which is formed by the Akosombo Dam which provides electricity not only to Ghana, but also to other nearby countries such as Benin and Togo.

As of 2009, Ghana had an estimated population of 23,837,000. The largest city and capital of the country is Accra which is home to about 1.7 million peoplein the city itself, and a total of 2.9 million in the metropolitan area.

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African nation to achieve independence, and is richly endowed with natural resources. The country is the 2nd largest producer of cocoa in the world, as already mentioned generates hydroelectric power from the Akosombo Dam, and is also a leading producer of gold, as well as exporting bauxite, diamond, manganese, and timber. Moreover oil has also been found in the country. However, although Ghana now has twice the output of poorer West African countries, economic progress since independence has been relatively slow, and more than a quarter of the population live on less than US $1.25 per day.

Ghana Country Details


Country Name Ghana
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Ghana Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Accra


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Ghana (Bradt Travel Guide Ghana)
By Philip Briggs

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Paperback (504 pages)

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Bradt's Ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by Philip Briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to Africa. Catering for all types of visitors, from bar-hoppers to birdwatchers, and covering everything from Ghana's 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border, Bradt's Ghana is the most detailed resource for those who want to explore the country's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. It also includes more than 60 maps and is accompanied by a dedicated updated website run by the author himself.
Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation.
This edition has been updated by Sean Connolly, author of Bradt's Senegal and a contributor to several of Bradt's African titles, who has been visiting the continent regularly since 2008. It has been thoroughly updated and carefully tailored to any changes in the Ghana travel scene since the last edition.
Ghana - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Ian Utley

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Released: 2016-02-02
Paperback (168 pages)

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The “Gateway to Africa,” Ghana welcomes around a million tourists, aid workers, and business travelers a year—visitors who invariably come away with glowing reports of a fertile land, tropical scenic beauty, rich culture and traditions, and many first-rate tourist attractions. It is, however, the Ghanaians themselves who make the biggest impression. It is through their hospitality and love of peace that Ghana has a claim to be the safest and friendliest country in Africa. Ghanaians are welcoming to foreign guests, respectful to each other, strong followers of tradition, and have deep familial and communal values. For most visitors, Ghana comes as a wonderfully refreshing change, with valuable lessons to teach the outside world. Ghanaians like to do things their own way, and Ghana is a proud country that does not cater exclusively to tourists but rather expects them to fit in with the Ghanaian pace and way of life. Thus a visit to Ghana is not without its downsides, and visitors can experience frustrations and barriers. This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Ghana explains the complexities and nuances of Ghanaian society with clarity and humor. Visitors are expected to be sympathetic to their customs and beliefs, and their hosts will have no hesitation in saying, “We don’t do that here,” should a faux pas be made or a taboo broken. It is important to Ghanaians that they, and their guests, follow certain rules and codes of conduct. Culture Smart! Ghana describes these rules, explains where they come from, helps to disperse the frustrations and barriers, and offers the reader an opportunity to enjoy more fully all that this beautiful country has to offer.
Ghana, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

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Paperback (448 pages)

Ghana, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this only established standalone guidebook to Ghana includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, updated accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Africa expert Philip Briggs has overhauled the structure, maps and content to reflect broader changes in the Ghana travel scene over the past six years or so.

Ghana (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

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Ghana is packed with national parks, forest reserves, scenic waterfalls and cultural sites, yet is free of the trappings of mass tourism. It’s an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa: rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls, blessed with bleached white beaches and lush rain forests of the Atlantic coastline. This only stand-alone guide caters for both the budget backpacker and the luxurious resort wallower. Including authoritative history and wildlife sections, updated accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information, Bradt’s Ghana covers the country with unrivalled detail and knowledge. Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra to become the first African side to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. What better time to catch this friendly, English-speaking and hassle-free country as it revels on a soccer high?

 

‘The best guidebook to the country.’ The Sunday Times

 

‘Philip Briggs is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting.’ Traveller Magazine

 

‘One of the few comprehensive guides available.’ Time Out

 

‘The best guide to Ghana.’ Elle

Ghana Travel Map Reference
By ITMB Publishing

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This title is like the Eveready Bunny, it just keeps selling and is now entering its seventh edition. This one has a change of ISBN, though not price, as we move into our new ITMB prefix for recording titles. Apart from that, we have changed anything that has been drawn to our attention since the last printing and have added new data for both the Accra and the Kumasi inset maps, but essentially, this is our new and improved map of Ghana for the next couple of years.
Accra City & Ghana South Travel Reference Map 1:23,000 / 1:500,000
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One side is Accra city and other side is Ghana South. Include inset of Cape Coast and Kumasi.
I Speak of Ghana
By Nana Awere Damoah

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It's a rare person who can be both funny and wise at the same time. Yet that is exactly the way to describe Nana Awere Damoah's writings in this small but compelling short story collection about contemporary life in Ghana. In it the reader will find Ghanaman in traffic, or Ghanawoman paying the corrupt policeman. Either way, one knows these are the words of a master story teller who handily blurs the lines between laughing so hard it makes one cry, or crying so hard it makes one laugh.

I Speak of Ghana is an honest journey of deft oration replete with the sounds (from the harmonious to the cacophonic), smells (including the pleasant and unpleasant), sights (from the eye-catching to the embarrassing), frustrations, triumphs and the mundane – everything that makes the Ghanaian experience finds its way into this book. Unlike the typical ranting about Ghanaian situations, Nana performs an insightful examination of the heart of the matter. Dissimilar to empty praise, Nana thoroughly embraces the issues that give us hope as people connected to Ghana. Narrated with humor, the book is Nana’s eloquence at its best.


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