Description of Ghana
Ghana is a sovereign country located down the Gulf of Guinea. In the East Africa region situated is the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the meaning of the word Ghana is “Warrior King”. This name Ghana is chosen for the nation after getting independence from the United Kingdom in the year 1957. The capital region of Ghana is “Accra”.
Ghana is known as the Republic of Ghana after the medieval West African Ghana Empire and it is known as Ghana Empire in the areas Europe and Arabia following its emperors Ghana. Following the conquest by Almoravid, the Empire has been broken up. After the rule of Almoravid ended the reduced Ghana kingdom existed and was incorporated into Sahelian Empires like Malia Empire.
Ghana also has oldest and the largest of 13 Ghanaian universities and the territory institutions that is, University of Ghana. It is found in the year 1948.
Land borders of Ghana are Togo towards the east, Ivory Coast towards the west, Burkina Faso to the north and Atlantic Ocean towards the south. The extreme points of Ghana include, Mount Afadjato 880 m in High and Gulf of Guinea to the low.
The official language of Ghana is English and the national languages include, Dagaare, Asante Twi, Kasem, Dagbani, Ga, Ewe, Gonja, Talent, Fante, Dangme Nzema, Akuapem Twi.
Ghana culture is a mixture of beliefs and practices of the various people groups of Ghana.
The most lived religions of Ghana are Hindus, Islamic and Christianity people.
Ghana gastronomy and the cuisine is different that includes soups, stews with a variety of sea foods. The soups are mainly prepared with fish, poultry, meat and vegetables. Fish is the main diet of Ghana people.
The literature of Ghana includes novels and arts such as poetry, Ghanaian theatre had good development with good poets and authors even at the national level.
People of Ghana used to wear traditional Adinkra cloths and other cloth fabrics previously, but the modern fashion includes both traditional as well as modern fabrics.
Ghana people have diverse music and dance forms in various regions of Ghana and in between various ethnic groups.
Ghana film industry has reached heights and in the Ghana movies the filmmakers will feature the Nigerian actors and actresses.
When it comes to sports of Ghana, Association of Soccer or Football is the most viewed game. Ghana soccer team has many champions. The team is known as Black Stars.
There are many public holidays in Ghana and they include, January 1st (New Year), March 6th (Independence Day), March or April (Good Friday, Easter Monday), May 1(Labour Day), May 25 (Africa Day), July 1(Republic Day), September 21(Founder's Day), 1st Friday of December (Farmers' Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (Boxing Day), Variable Islamic days include (End of Ramadan, Feast of the Sacrifice).
Climate and Weather
As Ghana is situated only a few degrees from the north of the Equator, it has a warm climate. Mainly it has the tropical climate with two seasons namely dry and wet.
Travelling and Tourism
South Americans, Europeans, North Americans and South Asians visit the Ghana to see the various attractions of Ghana such as waterfalls, beaches, caves, mountains, rivers, etc. Ghana is known to have word’s favorite tourist places according to Worlds economic forum in the year 2010.
Vacation and Destinations
The tourist destination and vacation places of Ghana include, Accra (Beaches, Nightlife), Tema (Harbor), Tamale (Culture and Sports), Mole National Park, Aburi (Botanical gardens, mountains, and waterfall) and lots more.
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