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Ghana at a glance

Statistics

Population

Capital

Area

Major Languages

Major Religions

Life Expectancy

Monetary Unit

Main Exports

GNI Per Capita

Internet Domain

International Dialing Code

25 million (UN, 2011)

Accra

238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)

English is the Official Language. Some major Ghanaian languages are Akan, Ewe,Ga,Dagbani,Nzema,Hausa

Christianity, Islam, Indigenous Beliefs,

64years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)

The Ghana Cedi

Gold, cocoa, timber, oil, bauxite, aluminium, manganese ore, diamonds

US $1,230 (World Bank, 2010)

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Chronology of Political History

 

1957 - Independence, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of CPP is PM
1960 - Declared Republic, one party Presidential system
1966 - Military overthrow of First Republic
1969 - Second Republic, Busia of Progress Party is PM
1972 - Military overthrow of Second Republic
1978 - Palace Coup to Restructure Military Government
1979 - Junior officer uprising and Military House-cleaning
1979 - Third Republic, Limann of PNP is President
1981 - Overthrow of the Constitutional PNP Gov't by the PNDC Military Junta
1983 - Attempted overthrow of the PNDC Junta by other junior army men
1992 - Rawlings of NDC is Democratically elected as President
1996 - Rawlings of NDC is re-elected
2001 - Kuffour (NPP) is President
2005 - Kufuor begins second-term in Office
2009 - John Evans Atta Mills (NDC) is President
2012 - John Dramani Mahama (NDC) is sworn in as President following death of President Mills
2012 - John Dramani Mahama elected President
2017 - Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (NPP) is President

Embassy Address

Blvd Général Wahis 7
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 7058220
           +32 727 07 70
Fax: +32 2 7056653