Ghana is a coastal nation located between Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, and Burkina Faso on Africa’s west coast. Ghana in its current geographical form was founded in the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. Since independence in 1957, the country has enjoyed relative stability and prosperity and has become a regional economic and political power.

Ghana is a multicultural nation. Christianity is the largest religion in the country, followed by Islam, and various traditional religions. English is the official language across Ghana, while there are fourteen national languages spoken regionally.

The country’s largest city is Accra, with a population of about 3 million located on the Atlantic Coast. Second largest is Kumasi with a population of about 2 million inhabitants and located in the Ashanti Region in southern Ghana.

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