Population: 24.2 million
Average Life Expectancy: 60.95
GDP per capita: $1,858 (USD)
Monetary unit: Ghanaian cedi
Population below poverty line: 24%
Languages: English is the official language.
Exports: Gold, cocoa beans and timber products. Others include tuna, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds and horticulture.
Geography: Ghana is a country in Africa, along the Gulf of Guinea, just a few degrees north of the equator. Ghana encompasses plains, low hills, rivers, Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake, Dodi Island and Bobowasi Island on the south Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana. Ghana can be divided into four different geographical ecoregions; the coastline is mostly a low, sandy shore backed by plains and scrub and intersected by several rivers and streams while the northern part of Ghana features high plains. South-west and south-central Ghana is made up of a forested plateau region consisting of the Ashanti uplands and the Kwahu Plateau; the hilly Akwapim-Togo ranges are found along Ghana's eastern international border.