History: What You Did Not Know About Ghana

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History Of Ghana

Ghana is among one of the countries in Africa and specifically in the western part of the continent.

Ghana is part of the Economic Community of West African States.

What Is The Meaning Of The Name Ghana?

Ghana means “Strong Warrior King” and is a title that was given to ancient Ghana Empire Kings.

The ancient Ghana Empire encompassed areas like Mali, Senegal, Southern Mauritania, and Guinea.

Is Ghana Rich Or Poor?

Ghana can be considered rich when it comes to natural resources.

Ghana is blessed with natural resources such as Gold, diamond, Bauxite, Timber, Oil, and many more.

However, in terms of economic development, Ghana is still very poor and is ranked 60th in the world.

What Type Of Country Is Ghana?

Ghana is is a western African Country in the Gulf Of Guinea.

Ghana is surrounded by neighbors like Cote D’Ivoire in the west, the north by Burkina Faso, in the east by Togo.

What is Someone From Ghana Called?

People who are born in Ghana and residents in the country are called Ghanaians.

Ghana has a population of over 30 million.

Achievements Of Ghana

Ghanaian Literature radio programme was one of the first in Africa.

Adinkra prints were developed by Ghanaians in the 13th century.

These are hand-printed and hand-embroidered for royals to use in devotional ceromonies.

Sports In Ghana 

Ghana has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times.

The FIFA U-20 world cup has been won once and participated in 3 times in 2006,2010 and 2014.

In the 2010 world cup, GHana was the 3rd African country to reach quarter-finals stage after Cameroun in 1990 and Senegal in 2002.

FIFA U-20 team is the only African team to be crowned Under 20 world champions in the continent.

U-17 team FIFA winners for 2 times in 1991 and 1995.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts Of Oak are the 5th and 9th best football teams in Africa.

Ghana In Olympics

In 2010 Ghana made its first appearance in the Olympics skiing with a score of 137.5.

Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong s the first Ghanaian to si in the Olympics.

Ghana has 4 Olympic medals with the last being in 1992.

Tourism In Ghana

Ghana receives over 1,087,000 tourists every year from America, South America, North America, Europe, and Asia.

Places Tourists Visits In Ghana 

-Kintampo Water Falls

-Lake Volta

-Forts and Castle

-Kankum National Park

-Mole National Park

-Paga Crocodile Pond

-Aburi Gardens

Ghana is ranked the 11th most peaceful country in the world.

 

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