Ghana is one of the most vibrant and diverse countries on the African continent. Its capital is Accra – one of the coolest places in the country to live. Here are some fast facts about Ghana we bet you didn’t know!
Ghana’s history stretches as far back as 1500BC, starting of as the Kingdom of Ghana.
In the 15th century Ghana was a British colony known as the Gold Coast, due to the abundance of gold in the region. Other natural resources that abounded included diamonds, cocoa, ivory and timber.
In fact, Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa – the largest producer is the neighbouring Ivory Coast.
Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain its independence from Britain. Independence was won on 6 March 1957 and the day is still celebrated as a public holiday.
The national currency used in Ghana is called the cedi, which consists of 100 pesewas. The cedi is printed on paper while the pesewas are in coin form. Cedi means cowrie shell, which was historically used as currency.
The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area has over four million inhabitants and is the second largest metro in the country.
Accra features the second largest square in the world – Independence Square, also known as the Black Star Square. Within the square, where the annual Independence Day parade is held, you’ll find the Eternal Flame of African Liberation, which was lit in 1961 and has been burning brightly ever since.
Ghana was rated as the 54th most peaceful country in the world in which to live, according the most recent Global Peace Report (2015).
Ghana is an extremely diverse nation and celebrates this. English might be the national language, but in addition there are more than 50 African languages spoken in the country. Yes, 50. Furthermore, Ghana is also known for the religious freedom and acceptance of many various ethnic groups.
Ghana is truly one of Africa’s brightest gems and a great place to live. If you are in the market for real estate, Mobus Properties have a range of real estate properties that is guaranteed to take your breath away. Visit www.mobusproperty.com for more info!
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