Interesting facts about Ghana

June 28, 2010 | In: Countries facts

Ghana is a big country but not the biggest in Africa, it is around the size of Great Britain or the same size of Oregon.

Over 23 million people live in Ghana.

Independence day is the 6th of March.

It has a tropical weather which stays like that for most of time in the year.

The word Ghana means Warrior King and was the title accorded to the kings of the medieval West African Ghana Empire.

Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence.

There are three major religion in Ghana, Christians being the majority, Islam is the second most practiced religion and there are few animists.

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