A village in rural Ghana, up in the Eastern Region.

A village in rural Ghana, up in the Eastern Region.

The country's capital, Accra, has a population of close to 3 million people and has a mixture of skyscrapers and old architecture from Colonial days when the country was subjected to foreign occupation. The next largest city, Kumasi, is toward the center of the county and is also a mixture of modern and historic buildings.  

Ghana is made up of 4 terrestrial plains which are divided into 10 Regions (Greater Accra, Central, Western, Brong-Ahafo, Ashanti, Volta, Eastern, Northern, Upper West and Upper East), all with their own unique beauty; those are further divided into 6 metropolitan and 55 municipal assemblies. There are 212 districts forming these assemblies.

About Ghana...

Oftentimes people who live outside of Africa have a tendency to picture any of the countries there as very underdeveloped and poor.  That is true of Ghana, in some locations, but it may surprise you to know that is not the situation throughout the country.  Ghana (meaning “Warrior King”) is located in West Africa. It shares borders with the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and Guinea. It has a population of approximately 27 million. The country’s economy is the 9th largest on the African continent. Ghana is one of the major producers of petroleum and natural gas in Africa. It is also one of the world’s major producers of gold and diamond.

  Accra is a beautiful city, said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of Africa. It has many attractions including museums, a National Theater, historic sites, nightclubs, thriving businesses and resorts near lovely beaches. (Photo credit: Jacob West)

Accra is a beautiful city, said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of Africa. It has many attractions including museums, a National Theater, historic sites, nightclubs, thriving businesses and resorts near lovely beaches. (Photo credit: Jacob West)