Country: Ghana

Population: 22,931,299

Capital: Accra

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: cedi (GHC)

Government Type: Constitutional democracy

Languages: Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other 36.1% (includes English (official))

Ethnic Breakdown: Akan 45.3%, Mole-Dagbon 15.2%, Ewe 11.7%, Ga-Dangme 7.3%, Guan 4%, Gurma 3.6%, Grusi 2.6%, Mande-Busanga 1%, other tribes 1.4%, other 7.8%

Religion: Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1%

Major Cities: Accra

Phone Country Code: 233

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, vectorborne and water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, yellow fever, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: d, g

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), March 6 (Independence Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), July 1 (Republic Day), Farmers' Day, December 25 (Christmas Day) December 26 (Boxing Day), Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Ghana is about the size of the state of Oregon.