Outline of Ghana

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The location of Ghana in Africa and Earth
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Ghana

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Ghana:

Ghanasovereign country in West Africa in Africa.[1] The word "Ghana" means "Warrior King",[2] and was the source of the name "Guinea" (via French Guinoye) used to refer to the West African coast (as in Gulf of Guinea). Ghana was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient predominantly Akan kingdoms, including the inland Empire of Ashanti and various Fante states along the coast and inland. Trade with European states flourished after contact with the Portuguese in the 15th century, and the British established a crown colony, Gold Coast, in 1874.[3] Upon achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1957,[4] the name Ghana was chosen for the new nation to reflect the ancient Empire of Ghana that once extended throughout much of western Africa. In the Akan language it is spelled Gaana.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of Ghana

Geography of Ghana[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Ghana
Main article: Geography of Ghana


 Togo 877 km
 Cote d'Ivoire 668 km
 Burkina Faso 549 km
  • Coastline: 539 km

Environment of Ghana[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Ghana

Natural geographic features of Ghana[edit]

Regions of Ghana[edit]

Ecoregions of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Ghana

Administrative divisions of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Ghana
Provinces of Ghana[edit]
Main article: Provinces of Ghana
Districts of Ghana[edit]
Main article: Districts of Ghana
Municipalities of Ghana[edit]

Demography of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Ghana

Government and politics of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Government of Ghana and Politics of Ghana

Branches of the government of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Government of Ghana

Executive branch of the government of Ghana[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Ghana[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Judiciary of Ghana

Foreign relations of Ghana[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Ghana is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Ghana[edit]

Main article: Law of Ghana

Military of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Military of Ghana

History of Ghana[edit]

Main article: History of Ghana, Timeline of the history of Ghana, and Current events of Ghana

Culture of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Culture of Ghana

Art in Ghana[edit]

Sports in Ghana[edit]

Main article: Sports in Ghana

Economy and infrastructure of Ghana[edit]

Main article: Economy of Ghana

Education in Ghana[edit]

Main article: Education in Ghana

Health in Ghana[edit]

Main article: Health in Ghana

See also[edit]

Main article: Ghana


  1. ^ a b "Ghana". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ Jackson, John G. Introduction to African Civilizations, 2001. Page 201.
  3. ^ MacLean, Iain. Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair, 2001. Page 76.
  4. ^ Peter N. Stearns and William Leonard Langer. The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged, 2001. Page 1050.
  5. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Ghana

Ghana News
Teaching resources