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In its early history, Ghana was occupied by various prehistoric Akan empires, including the Ashanti Kingdom, the Akwamu, Fante, as well as the Ewe and Ga. European contact in Ghana began with Portuguese explorers in the fifteenth century and was followed by the British establishment of the Gold Coast Crown Colony in 1874. The Gold Coast gained independence in 1957, as the first colonial African country to achieve independence. The name Ghana was selected for the new country to reflect the prehistoric Kingdom of Ghana that once extended across most of Western Africa. Its name means “warrior king.”
Ghana is made up of 10 regions, further divided into districts. The regions of Ghana are Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central, Easter, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, and Western. The largest of the regions is the Northern region, while the smallest is the capital region, Greater Accra.
Last Updated On : March 08, 2013
Area92,098 sq mi
CurrencyGhana cedi (GH¢) (GHS)
PresidentJohn Dramani Mahama