Largest Cities in Ghana
Facts about Ghana
Official languages: English, Akan, Ewe, Twi
Area: 239,460 km²
Population: 24.3 million residents
Population density: 101.64 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .gh
ISO codes: GH , GHA, 288
The country code for Ghana is +233
Flag of Ghana
Ghana was the first African state to choose the traditional pan-African colors (red, yellow and green) for its flag in 1957, when it became independent from Great Britain. The colors of the tricolor were inspired by the national colors of Ethiopia, which, as the first independent state, was a symbol of the struggle for freedom. The flag is therefore composed of three horizontal stripes and a black five-pointed star in the middle of the middle yellow stripe. The star is supposed to refer to the shipping company Black Star Line, whose mission was to return the black population to its home continent. The red stripe commemorates the blood shed in the freedom struggle, the yellow stripe points to the country’s mineral wealth, and the green stripe signifies the lush forests and freedom here.
Ghana is in West Africa. See Ghana Location on World Map. The modern state of Ghana takes its name from the old kingdom of Ghana, which geographically was located a few thousand kilometers to the northwest and has no historical continuity with the modern state of Ghana. In pre-colonial times, there were several large empires and federations in the area of today’s state of Ghana, e.g. the Ashanti Empire in central western Ghana, which was not finally conquered by the British colonial rulers until the beginning of the 20th century, the kingdom of Dagomba in northern Ghana and the federation the Fanti in the south.
Ghana is one of the world’s most important gold miners and also the second largest producer of cocoa. Nevertheless, Ghana is still one of the poorest countries in the world.
Biggest Cities of Ghana by Population
|7||Teshi Old Town, Ghana||144,124||5.58365||-0.10722|
|8||Cape Coast, Ghana||143,126||5.10535||-1.2466|
|11||Medina Estates, Ghana||101,318||5.6658||-0.16307|
|22||Akim Oda, Ghana||60,715||5.92665||-0.98577|
|54||Shama Junction, Ghana||21,057||5.01806||-1.66437|
|61||Duayaw Nkwanta, Ghana||17,111||7.17242||-2.10281|
|64||Kete Krachi, Ghana||11,111||7.79391||-0.0498|
|65||Akim Swedru, Ghana||10,111||5.8938||-1.01636|
According to Abbreviation Finder, Ghana’s capital is called Accra. It is located on the coast in the very south of the country. Accra is the largest city of Ghana. 2.3 million people live here.
Accra was founded by the Ga in the 15th century These African people wanted to trade with the Portuguese sailors who were exploring the coasts of West Africa at the time.