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Country facts

  

Geography

Capital: Accra
Area: 238.537 sq km
Borders with: Eastern border with Togo, Western border with Côte d'Ivoire, Northern border with Burkina Faso and Southern border with Gulf of Guinea 


People

Population: 28 M (2016)
Population Growth Rate: 2.4 % (2010-2015)
Ethnic Groups: Akan (47.5 %), Mole-Dagbani (16.6 %), Ewe (13.9 %), Ga-Dangme (7.4%), Guan (3.7%), Gurma (5.7%), Grusi (2.5%), Mande (1.1%) and Others (1.4%). 
Language: English (official), Asante, Ewe, Fante, Brong, Dagomba, Dangme, Dagarte, Akyem, Ga, Akuapem and many more.
Religion: Christian (71.2 %), Muslim (17.6 %), Traditional (5.2%), None 5.3 %


Economy 

Currency: Ghana Cedi (GH₵). 1 GH₵ = 1.44 DKK (October 2017)
GDP Growth:  3.5 % (2016)
GDP per capita: USD 1,551 (2016)
External Debt: 73.4 % of GDP (2016)
Inflation (Consumer Prices): 12.2 % (September 2017)
Export: Mainly cocoa, gold, crude oil and timber
Export value: USD 11.13 B (2016)
Danish Development Assistance (DKK million): 237 (2014), 227 (2015), 260 (2016)
Danish-Ghanaian Intra-state trade: Export: DKK 273 M - Import: DKK 296 M (2016)


Government

Head of State: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Vice President: Mr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Links

 

Trade Council - Key Economic Indicators

 

Politics in Ghana

 

Economy

 

Danida Country Description - Ghana (in Danish)

 

Ghanaweb

 

 


Embassy of Denmark
67, Dr. Isert Road
North Ridge
P.O. Box CT 596
Accra - Ghana

Tel.: +233 (0) 30 220 8730
Mobile: +233 (0) 54 011 6703 - Only in the Embassy's opening hours

E-mail: accamb@um.dk
www.ghana.um.dk