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English Ghana - Republic of Ghana

The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders ► Côte d'Ivoire to the west, ► Burkina Faso to the north, ► Togo to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

Short name  Ghana
Official name Republic of Ghana
Status Independent country since 1957
Republic since 1960
Location West Africa
Capital Accra
Population 30,955,202 inhabitants
Area 238,534 square kilometres (92,098 sq mi)
Major languages English (official), 9 government sponsored languages
Major religions Protestantism, traditional beliefs, Islam, Roman Catholicism
More information Ghana, Geography of Ghana, History of Ghana and Politics of Ghana
More images Ghana - Ghana (Category).

General maps

Map of Ghana
Map of Ghana

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Political map
Regions of Ghana
Districts of Ghana

Image:Ashanti_districts.png|Ashanti districts Image:Brong_Ahafo_districts.png|Brong Ahafo districts Image:Central_Ghana_districts.png|Central districts Image:Eastern_Ghana_districts.png|Eastern districts Image:Greater_Accra_districts.png|Greater Accra districts Image:Northern_Ghana_districts.png|Northern districts Image:Upper_East_Ghana_districts.png|Upper East districts Image:Upper_West_Ghana_districts.png|Upper West districts Image:Volta_districts.png|Volta districts Image:Western_Ghana_districts.png|Western districts

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Ghana, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Ghana.

Ghana Empire 750-1068
Map in French showing the Ghana Empire, which was in fact not located in present Ghana
Map showing the British dependencies in West Africa, inclusive of the Gold Coast
Map of the division of Togoland, the green part is the British Trust Territory of Togoland, which became part of the Gold Coast.

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Forts at the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Colony in 1896

Language maps

Gbe languages

Satellite maps

Satellite map
Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

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