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About Ghana

Ghana  is a sovereign multinational state in the subregion of West Africa. Capital is Accra. Ghana is the 7th-best governed country, 5th-most stable country and rated thirteenth-highest HDI on continental Africa. Ghana's economy is the 6th-largest on the Africa continent.

Ghana's sweet crude oil reserves, ranks at 5th on continental Africa and 21st–25th globally and Ghana's natural gas reserves, ranks at 6th on continental Africa and 49th globally. Ghana ranks as the 61st most peaceful country in the world. Ghana has been a significant petroleum and natural gas producer since December 2010, and one of the world's largest gold and diamond producers, and is projected to be the largest producer of cocoa in the world

Accra

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and agricultural sectors, Atlantic fishing, and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing and chemicals.

Accra is the Greater Accra region's tourist hub, sporting a wide variety of hotels, monuments, museums and nightclubs. The city has three five-star hotels: the Labadi Beach Hotel, the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel and the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The city's foremost historical site is the Jamestown area, which contains the Ussher Fort and James Fort, and Osu Castle (also known as Christiansborg), built by Danish settlers in the 17th century. Accra has an Atlantic beachfront and the most popular of the city's beaches is Labadi Beach, along with Kokrobite Beach, which is located 25 kilometres west of Accra. The beachfront area also houses the Academy of African Music and Arts.

Fort Amsterdam

Fort Amsterdam is a fort in Kormantin, Central region, Ghana. It was subsequently made part of the Dutch Gold Coast, and remained part of it until the fort was traded with the British in 1868.

The village of Abandze has grown around the site of the fort today.

It was built by the English between 1638 and 1645 as Fort Cormantine or Fort Courmantyne, and was captured by admiral Engel de Ruyter of the Dutch West India Company in 1665. Early in 1782, Captain Thomas Shirley in the 50-gun ship Leander and the sloop-of-war Alligator sailed to the Dutch Gold Coast. Britain was at war with The Netherlands and Shirley captured the small Dutch forts.

Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana.  

It is also the only park in Africa with a canopy walkway, which is 350 metres (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which provides access to the forest.

It is also an Important Bird Area recognized by the Bird Life International with the bird area fully overlapping the park area.

The bird inventory confirmed 266 species in the park, including eight species of global conservation concern.

It is very rich in butterflies as well, and a new species was discovered in 1993. Kakum is Ghana's first protected area which has received major support for visitor facilities. The visitor centre opened on Earth Day 1997 and the park received the Global Tourism for Tomorrow Award the following year.

Kumasi

Kumasi is among the largest metropolitan areas of Ghana. Kumasi is alternatively known as "The Garden City" because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants. It is also called Oseikrom.

Attractions include the Kumasi National Cultural Centre (including the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum with various Asante regalia including a reproduction of the golden stool), the Okomfo Anokye Sword, the Asantehene's Palace (built in 1972), and the Manhyia Palace, dating from 1925, now a museum.

Kumasi is also home to a zoo, and St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi. The large Kumasi Central Market and Tafo Kumasi.


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