The primary airport for international flights is at Accra. Domestic flights are available on military planes out of Accra airport to Kumasi and Tamale. There are a number of airports in Ghana. However, not all Ghana airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest Ghana airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports. AirGorilla offers flights, hotels, and rental car reservations for Ghana.
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It borders Cote d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Accra is the capital and largest city. The country's population in 2005 was 21 million.
Ghana is located on the Gulf of Guinea, only a few degrees north of the Equator. It is roughly the size of the state of Britain. The coastline is mostly a low, sandy shore backed by plains and scrub and intersected by several rivers and streams. A tropical rain forest belt, broken by heavily forested hills and many streams and rivers, extends northward from the shore. North of this belt, the land is covered by low bush, park-like savanna, and grassy plains.
The climate is tropical. The eastern coastal belt is warm and comparatively dry; the southwest corner, hot and humid; and the north, hot and dry. Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake, extends through large portions of eastern Ghana.
Ghana was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient kingdoms, including the inland Ashanti kingdom and various Fante states along the coast. Trade with European states flourished after contact with the Portuguese in the 15th century, and the British established a crown colony, Gold Coast, in 1874.
It was the first black African country to obtain independence from colonial rule. Upon achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, the name Ghana was chosen for the new nation as a reference to its ancient roots in the Empire of Ghana.
Well endowed with natural resources, Ghana has twice the per capita output of the poorer countries in West Africa. Even so, Ghana remains heavily dependent on international financial and technical assistance. Gold, timber, and cocoa production are major sources of foreign exchange.
The domestic economy continues to revolve around subsistence agriculture, which accounts for 40% of GDP and employs 80% of the work force, mainly small landholders.
Major tribes: Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%. European and other: 0.2%
Religions: Christian 63%, Indigenous beliefs 21%, Muslim 16%
Languages: English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga). ()
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