Ghana is a nation in West Africa, with a southern coastline on the Gulf of Guinea. It borders Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and Côte d'Ivoire to the west. While English is the official language, another ten indigenous languages are spoken.
In 1957, Ghana gained independence from Britain, becoming the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence. President Nana Akufo-Addo was elected President in December 2016 and won re-election in 2020.
Economically, Ghana achieved middle income status in 2010 and has one of the highest GDP per capita rates in West Africa. Ghana has abundant natural resources and is Africa’s largest producer of gold (followed by South Africa). Other natural resources include oil, iron and diamonds, and it is a major producer of cocoa.
Australia has resident accreditation to Ghana through our High Commission in Accra.
Ghana country and economic fact sheet [PDF]
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