Where Is Ghana

This website is created to provide information on historical and modern Ghana. If you are just looking for information on Ghana for knowledge purposes, then you are at the right place.

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I created this website to provide information on the People Of Ghana, Food, Culture, Lifestyle, Religion and several others.

Where Is Ghana?

Ghana is located in Africa, precisely West Africa. It shares border with Burkina Faso (at the north), Togo (at the East) and Cote D’Ivoire (at the West). At the south of Ghana is the Atlantic Ocean.

Facts about Ghana

President: John Dramani Mahama (2012)

Land Area: 88,811 sq mi (230,020 sq km)

Total area: 92,456 sq mi (239,460 sq km)

Population (2012 est.): 25,241,998 (growth rate: 1.787%); birth rate: 26.990/1000; infant mortality rate: 47.26/1000; life expectancy: 61.45

History

Medieval Ghana (From 4th  to 13th Century): The name Ghana originated from the medieval Ghana Empire of West Africa. History states that the actual name of the early Empire was Wagadugu but the name Ghana was the title given to the various kings who ruled the kingdom.

The Empire was controlled by Sundiata in 1240 AD, and absorbed into the larger Mali Empire. (Mali Empire reached its peak of success under Mansa Musa around 1307.)

Geographically, the old Ghana is 500 miles north of the present Ghana, and occupied the area between Rivers Senegal and Niger.

Some inhabitants of present Ghana had ancestors linked with the medieval Ghana. This can be traced down to the Mande and Voltaic peoeple of Northern Ghana–Mamprussi, Dagomba and the Gonja.

Anecdotal evidence connected the Akans to this great Empire. The evidence lies in names like Danso shared by the Akans of present Ghana and Mandikas of Senegal/Gambia who have strong links with the Empire.

Ancient Ghana derived its strength, power and wealth from gold and the introduction of the camel during the Trans-Saharan trade increased the quantity of goods that were transported.

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