5 Interesting Facts About Ghana You Should Know

For starters Ghana is a small West African country that shares boarders with Burkina Faso to the North, Ivory Coast to the West, and Togo to the East. Ghana covers an area of 238,535 km2 and boast a population of little over 30 million people.

There are so many interesting facts about Ghana but we will limit ourselves to just five (5) and now that we are done with the introduction lets jump right into it.

2nd largest Gold producing country in the world

Many do not know this but Ghana is the 2nd largest gold producing country in the world and only second to China. This statistic keeps changing so much that if you are not up to date you may argue with our submission. Just in 2020, Ghana was the largest gold producing country in the world but was overtaken by China in 2021.

Ghana is one of Africa’s most beautiful nations

Ghana’s peace and hospitality is not just known in Africa but across the globe that it is almost legendary. According to the 2018 Global Peace Index, Ghana is crowned the fourth most peaceful country in Africa and the 41st most peaceful one in the world. While other countries continuously engage in civil wars and coups, Ghana has fully embraced democracy and peace.

Ghana boasts West Africa’s largest open-air market

The Kejetia market, otherwise known as the Kumasi Central Market situated in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana is West Africa’s largest open-air market and one of the largest on the continent. A wide range of products can be purchased in the market and it is normally a last stop for people who have gone round looking to buy something but cannot find it.

Ghana is blessed with diversity of ethnic groups

Ghana has over 70 ethnic groups in the country with the largest group being the Akan ethnic groups who constitute about 47.5% of the countries population. The other ethnic groups are the  The Mole-Dagbon, Ewe, Ga-Dangme, Gurma, Guang, and Mande with many others unnamed.

The world’s largest artificial reservoir

In Ghana, you will find the world’s largest man-made reservoir. Lake Volta is the world’s largest artificial reservoir based on surface area and is situated by the Akosombo Dam which provides hydro-electric power for the country. Lake Volta has a total surface area of 8,502 square km

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