Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA

International Treaties
ARIPO
Berne Convention
Madrid Protocol
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Drought, acid rain, aerosol
Deforestation
Overgrazing
Poaching, drift-net fishing
Water polution

Currency
Ghana Cedi

Dialing Code
233

Internet Domain
.gh

Ghana
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
65% Adult literacy, 6 year primary education, 3 year junior high school system

Employment Majority
Agriculture, industry, services

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticulture

Main Imports
Capital equipment, petroleum, foodstuffs

Main Industries
Mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building

CULTURE

Languages
English

Population
24 million (2010 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Christian and Islam

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Accra

Climate
Warm climate

Neighbouring Countries
Togo, Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso

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