Located on the western side of Africa, Ghana is made up of low-lying plains and hills. Many people in the country are farmers, although people have moved to the cities in recent years. People here grow cocoa and vegetables. They raise goats and sheep or they fish in the ocean. Gold is also mined here.
Ghana fell under British rule for many years, but won its independence in 1957. Like most countries in Africa, it has endured periods of war and peace. People here wear beautiful, brightly colored clothing made from silk. They enjoy festivals with dancing and food and people play drums.
Fun Facts about Ghana for Kids
- 22,019,000 people live in Ghana.
- Ghana has 92,100 square miles of land.
- People here speak English, Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe and Ga.
- Most people in Ghana are Christian, Muslim or follow a local religion.
- People in Ghana can expect to live 57 years.
- 75 percent of adults can read.
- Cocoa: the powder from which chocolate is made
- Independence: freedom
- Endure: survive
Learn More All About Ghana
Check out this cool video about Ghana for kids:
This is a video featuring the culture and talent of kids in Ghana.
Question: What do people eat in Ghana?
Answer: People in Ghana eat rice, corn and fufu, a dish made from plantains or tubers and cassava.
Map of Ghana
Here’s a map of the country of Ghana and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Ghana! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Ghana, as though you are actually there!
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