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GHANA
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The Gold Coast of Ghana, the Gold Coast, is a former English colony which gave rise to the current state of Ghana. It was Kwamé Nkrumah, the president of the very first independent country in Black Africa who renamed the Gold Coast. The settlers had chosen this name because of the gold mines existing in large numbers in the country. This gold was until then exploited by the Ashanti people who keep until today a tradition of gold jewelry; tradition propagated among the neighboring Bron people. The Pan-Africanist president, Kwamé Nkrumah, made his choice in memory of the name of the medieval empire, "the Empire of Ghana".  

 

The Republic of Ghana is a small country in West Africa (area: 238,537 km²) landlocked between Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Togo to the east, Burkina to the north and the Gulf of Guinea. South. The population is approximately 29,340,000, and the capital Accra.

English is the official language, it is commonly spoken by the population. Nearly 40 languages and more than 90 local dialects have been identified.

 

In general, the country is quite flat and low, with almost half of the territory below 150 m in altitude . The highest point, Mount Afadjato, rises 880m near the Togolese border in the heart of the Akwapin-Togo range.

 

Urbanization is mainly on the coastal plain and peaks around Accra .  An extensive network of communication routes has enabled the region between Accra and Koforidua to develop. The major axes of communication form a triangle linking Accra, Kumasi and Sekondi-Takoradi and join the North.

Inspirational art and culture...Discover artists from Ghana.

Amoako Boafo

Amoako Boafo

Amoako Boafo: Rencontre avec le 2ème artiste africain le plus côté

Le tissu Kenté

Le tissu Kenté

Le tissu Kenté, d’hier à aujourd’hui

James Barnor

James Barnor

Accra et Londres à travers l’oeil du pionnier de la photographie ghanéenne, James Barnor

AAKS

AAKS

AAKS, une marque qui valorise et célèbre l’artisanat du Ghana...