Republic of Ghana
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 at the year 2000
Leader: Jerry J Rawlings born 1947, military Head of State 1981-1992, elected President as at November 1992.
Language: English (official) Asante, Fante, Ewe, Ga, Dagombe.