Total area: 238,535 km2
Population: 24,233,431 (2010 estimate)
Currency: Ghana cedi (GH₵)
Official language: English
Government: Constitutional presidential republic
Internet TLD: .gh
Calling code: 233
Ghana is a country situated in West Africa and shares borders with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, Gulf of Guinea to the south and Côte d'Ivoire to the west.
Although the country does not boast a wide variety of attractions as other countries do, a visit to Ghana equals a holiday full of relaxation and fun. Ghana has a special charm and draws tourists by the picturesque landscapes offered by the fine beaches with bright sand reflecting the sunrays, the fascinating night life and, particularly, the hospitality and warmth of the inhabitants. Ecologically-oriented tourists will find it as a blessing, with its greenish plains, wildlife-filled rainforests and nature parks. Offering a great experience, visitors will be absolutely impressed and will surely wish to come back again.
The must-see destinations are: the capital city of Accra, Cape Coast; try to reach the 42 European forts and castles acknowledged by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, as well as the picturesque lake Volta. The main tourist season is from June to August.
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