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Capital:
Accra
Government:
Constitutional Decomcracy
Current Head of Government:
Nana Akufo-Addo
Economy:
  • Has an abundance of natural resources.
  • Agriculture accounts for roughly one quarter of GDP and employs more than half of the workforce.
  • Services sector accounts for 50% GDP.
  • Gold and cocoa are major sources of foreign exchange.
Population:
29,340,248 (2020) (49th)
Land Size:
238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Akan: 45.3%
  • Mole-Dagbon: 15.2%
  • Ewe: 11.7%
  • Ga-Dangme: 7.3%
  • Guan: 4.0%
  • Gurma: 3.6%
  • Grusi: 2.6%
  • Mande-Busanga: 1.0%
  • Other tribes: 1.3%
Religions:
  • Christianity: 71.2%
    • Pentecostal/Charismatic: 28.3%
    • Protestantism: 18.4%
    • Catholicism: 13.1%
    • Other: 11.4%
  • Muslim: 17.6%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 5.2%
  • Other: 0.8%
  • None: 5.2%
Languages(s):
  • Asante: 16.0%
  • Ewe: 14.0%
  • Fante: 11.6%
  • Boron (Brong): 4.9%
  • Dagomba: 4.4%
  • Dangme: 4.2%
  • Dagarte (Dagaba): 3.9%
  • Akyem: 3.5%
  • Ga: 3.1%
  • Other (includes English (official)): 31.2%