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Independence Arch - Accra, Ghana - Photo by George Appiah - CC-BY

Population (2002)...........................................20,244,154
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........1,980
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 39.4
Unemployment.....................................................................20%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.7
Labor force (%) ....... 2.7
 

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Elmina castle, Cape Coast, Ghana - Photo by BillBl - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................92,100 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 31
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 37
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 60
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................66
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................27
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 65
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................34

Go To Ghana Capital City - Accra City Profile - To Ghana History

Background Note: Ghana  __ A full national profile with Ghana history, culture, Ghana economy, maps of Ghana and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2860.htm

Country Profile: Ghana __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Like its neighbours, Ghana's post-independence history has been one of political and economic decline. Despite being rich in mineral resources, and endowed with a good education system and efficient civil service, Ghana fell victim to corruption and mismanagement soon after independence in 1957." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1023355.stm


 
Economic Issues of Ghana __ Two essays about economic issues specific to Ghana. - From about.com - http://economics.about.com/od/ghana/Economic_Issues_of_Ghana.htm

Economy of Ghana __ "By West African standards, Ghana has a diverse and rich resource base. The country is mainly agricultural, however, with a majority of its workers engaged in farming. Cash crops consist primarily of cocoa and cocoa products, which typically provide about two-thirds of export revenues, timber products, palm oil, coconuts and other palm products, shea nuts, which produce an edible fat, and coffee." An encyclopedic article about Ghana economy along with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Ghana 

 

Ghana __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/ghana/

Ghana __ "If an award were given for the country with the friendliest people in West Africa, Ghana would be a strong contender...especially if budget travellers were doing the voting. Spend a few hours in the breezy capital at Accra, and you'll swear the wind and waves off the Gulf of Guinea have infused the land and people alike with equatorial warmth." History, culture, statistics and more. - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/africa/ghana/

Ghana __ A good overview, Ghana history, Ghana government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107584.html

Ghana - Economic analysis of government's policies, investment ... __ Emmanuel Ossei-Boateng's analysis of jobs, growth, social justice and business opportunity. "This site presents an analysis of Ghana's government's economic policies compared to a list of 34 economic policies as prepared by student Mr. Emmanuel Ossei-Boateng with the McKeever Institute of Economic Policy Analysis (MIEPA)in the Spring of 2001." So the material is rather dated but still a good read. - From mkeever.com - http://www.mkeever.com/ghana.html 



Ghana Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ "Ghana Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." That and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/ghana/ghana_geography.html

Ghana: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ You will find information about Ghana geography, history, politics, Ghana government, Ghana economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, and much more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107584.html 

Ghana: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, Ghana maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blghana.htm

ghana map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of ghana, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/gh.htm

Ghana Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photos of Ghana. Pictures of Ghana. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Ghana/
 
Ghana Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Ghana as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Ghana and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/ghana 

Ghana Review International - A Free News agency for Ghanaian News __ Source for news from and about Ghana. - illustrated - From Ghana Review International - http://www.ghanareview.com/

Ghana Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the Ghana video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/ghana/

Maps Of Ghana __ You will find a wide variety of Ghana map resources. Select Ghana maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Ghana.html

Pictures of Ghana - Gallery with 621 Ghana pictures __ Over 600 click-to-enlarge photographs from Ghana. - illustrated - From traveljournals.net - http://www.traveljournals.net/pictures/ghana/ 

 

 

 

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