Ghana officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east.
Ghana covers an area of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq. mi), spanning a diverse geography and ecology that ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical rain forests. With over 31 million people, Ghana is the second most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria.
The capital and largest city is Accra; other major cities include Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi. The first permanent state in present-day Ghana was the Bono state of the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful were the Kingdom of Dagbon in the north and the Ashanti Empire in the south. Beginning in the 15th century, the Portuguese Empire, followed by numerous other European powers, contested the area for trading rights, until the
British ultimately established control of the coast by the late 19th century.
Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana’s current borders took shape, encompassing four separate British colonial territories: Gold Coast, Ashanti, the Northern Territories and British Togoland. These were unified as an independent dominion within the Commonwealth of Nations on 6 March 1957, becoming the first colony in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve sovereignty. Ghana subsequently became influential in decolonisation efforts and the Pan-African movement.
Below are some of the most iconic places in Ghana.
The Black Star Square in the above picture is also known as The Independence Square is a major and important public square, located in the heart of the capital city. The square often hosts the annual independence celebrations as well as other national events. It is currently the site for all civic and military parades in Ghana. It was completed in the year 1961
Eco lodge Destinations in Ghana
Some of Ghana’s most prestigious nature reserves.
Our forests are well endowed with nature’s best and wonderful species of birds, butterflies, monkeys, zebras and many more animals that thrive in our rainforests and eco parks.