- Capital city: Acra, largest city
(main seaport and international airport)
- Area: 239460 square km
- National day: 6 March.
- Independence: 6 march 1957. Former
British colony of the Gold Coast.
- Population: 20 million as of 2000
- Leader: Jerry J Rawlings born 1947,
military Head of State 1981-1992, elected President November 1992.
- Language: English (official) Asante,
Fante, Ewe, Ga, Dagombe.
- Currency: CEDI