Capital: Accra

Population: 27,266,312 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Ewe, Asante, Fante, Dagomba, Boron, Dangme, Kokomba, Dagarte, Akyem, and others

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam, traditional local beliefs

Ethnic Groups: Akan, Ewe, Mole-Dagbon, Ga-Dangme, Guan, Gurma, Grusi, Mande, and others

Largest Cities: Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Boxing

Political System: Constitutional Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Independence Day (March 6)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

May Day (May 1)

African Unity Day (May 25)

Republic Day (July 1)

Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) (July 7)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (September 13)

Founder’s Day (September 21)

Farmers’ Day (December 2)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)