Ghana
Republic of Ghana

Capital
Accra

Area
92,456 sq mi
239,460 sq km


Population
20,467,747 est 2003

Largest city
Accra
pop. 1,661,400


Languages
English (official), African languages (including Akan, Ahafo, Brong, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, Ga, Twi)

Peoples
Black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5% (1998)

Religion
Christian 63%, Islam 16%, indigenous beliefs 21%

Life Expectancy
total population: 56.27 years
male: 55.36 years
female: 57.22 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 74.8%
male: 82.7%
female: 67.1% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Constitutional democracy


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