Ghana timeline — The Gold coast A time line overview of big and small events in the history of Ghana.
Advertisement The Country Ghana Ghana, a country on the West Coast of Africa, is one of the most thriving democracies on the continent. It has often been referred to as an "island of peace" in one of the most chaotic regions on earth. It shares boundaries with Togo to the east, la Cote d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and the Gulf of Guinea, to the south.
A recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea could make Ghana an important oil producer and exporter in the next few years. The country's economy is dominated by agriculture, which employs about 40 percent of the working population. Ghana is one of the leading exporters of cocoa in the world.
It is also a significant exporter of commodities such as gold and lumber. A country covering an area ofsquare kilometresGhana has an estimated population of 25, July est.
English, however, is the official language, a legacy of British colonial rule. InGhana formerly known as the Gold Coast became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence. After leading the country for nine years, the nation's founding president, Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown in a coup d'etat in After Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana was ruled by a series of military despots with intermittent experiments with democratic rule, most of which were curtailed by military takeovers.
The latest and most enduring democratic experiment started in and it is what has gained recognition for Ghana as a leading democracy in Africa.
Ghana has several tourist attractions such as the castles. Most of the major international airlines fly into and from the international airport in Accra.
Domestic air travel is thriving and the country has a vibrant telecommunications sector, with six cellular phone operators and several internet service providers.
Background Information Population 25, July est. Life expectancy 56 years. Over 25 ethnic languages.HISTORY OF GHANA including The Gold Coast, Colonial period, Independence.
Gold Coast to Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana: The Gold Coast in the s was a country with the highest level of education in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Gold Coast. Ghana timeline – The Gold coast. A time line overview of big and small events in the history of Ghana.. Preface. Ghana with its current borders has only existed for approximately one hundred years.
Earlier on several kingdoms inhibited the area, each with their own history, which are only briefly mentioned on . The Ashanti Nation and the Gold Coast Slave Trade. This article relates to Homegoing.
Homegoing is set against the backdrop of the Gold Coast slave trade. Protagonists Efii and Esi, the two half-sisters, come from warring states in 18th century Ghana, the Ashantis and the Fantes.
Ghana, a country on the West Coast of Africa, is one of the most thriving democracies on the continent.
It has often been referred to as an "island of peace" in one of the most chaotic regions on.
The flag of Ghana, consisting of the colours red, gold, green, and a black star, became the new flag in when Gold Coast gained its name Ghana. It was designed by Theodosia Salome Okoh; the red represents the blood that was shed towards independence.