Republic of Ghana
Ghana's General Information
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Capital of the Republic of Ghana
Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
Coordinates: 8 00 N, 2 00 W / Area: Total = 238,533 sq km - Land = 227,533 sq km - Water: 11,000 sq km
Country: Africa / Size Comparison to the world: 83 / Land boundaries: 2,420 km
Border countries (3): Burkina Faso 602 km, Cote d'Ivoire 720 km, Togo 1,098 km
Coastline: 539 km / Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nm
Climate: tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north.
Terrain: mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area.
Elevation: mean elevation: 190 m / Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m / Highest point: Mount Afadjato 885 m
Natural resources: gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone
Land use: agricultural land: 69.1% / Arable land 20.7%; permanent crops 11.9%; permanent pasture 36.5% / Forest: 21.2% / other: 9.7% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land: 340 sq km (2012) / Natural hazards: dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds from January to March; droughts.
Lake Volta is the world's largest artificial lake (manmade reservoir) by surface area (8,482 sq km; 3,275 sq mi); the lake was created following the completion of the Akosombo Dam in 1965, which holds back the White Volta and Black Volta Rivers.
Environment - International agreements:
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands.
Environment - current issues:
Recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water.
Airports: 10 - Airports with paved runaway: 7 / Roadways: Total: 109,515 km / Paved: 13,787 km / unpaved: 95,728 km (2009)
Port and terminal: major seaport(s): Takoradi, Tema.
Etymology: named for the medieval West African kingdom of the same name, but whose location was actually further north than the modern country.
10 regions; Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western
Independence day: 6 March 1957 (from the UK)
Military branches: Ghana Army, Ghana Navy, Ghana Air Force (2012)
Vice President: Mahamudu BAWUMIA (since 7 January 2017)
Cabinet: Council of Ministers; nominated by the president, approved by Parliament.
Religion: Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2%
Marine Foundation's Activities in Ghana
Vocational training technical skills School would allow association with multinationals who are strategically putting their products in Africa. A first in the world, VTTS (Vocational Training Technical Skills) will be an entire full sub-faculty of Global University of Technology & Development.
Global University of Technology & Development:
The GU concept comprises building campuses on each of the 5 continents of the world. The funding would revolve around a corporate membership system established throughout the networks of the Foundation.