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Ghana - Anna Watterson
The Ghana Flag has 3 colors. The top band of the flag is red wich represents the blood of all the warriors who fought for there independence. The next band is yellow for the countries mineral weath. The last band is green for forests and natural wealth. The black star is said to be he lodestar of African freedom.
Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo.
Tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north.
Mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area.
Growth Rate: 1.897%
Birht Rate: 28.74 births/1,000 population
Death Rate9.13 deaths/1,000 population
HIV/AIDS - Adult Prevalence Rate: 1.9%
People Living with HIV/AIDS: 260,000
Deaths of HIV/AIDS: 21,000
Infections & Diseases
Food or Waterborne: Bacterial and protooal diarrhea, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid fever.
VectorBorne Diseases: Malaria
Water Contact Diseases: Schistosomiasis
Animal contact Disease: Rabis
Boron (Brong) 4.6%
Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%
5.4% of GDP
Government - Constitutional Democracy
Capital - Accra
Independence - Mach, 6, 1992
*Per US Dollar -
Airports with paved runways
Airports with unpaved
Ports and Terminals
Ghana struggles to accommodate returning nationals who worked the cocoa plantations and escaped fighting in the Cote D'ivoire.
Refugees from Liberia and Togo
Drugs are also a very big issue
Cote D'ivoire is close to France since there independence in 1960. The development of Cocoa Production for export, and foreign investment made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states. But did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup, the first ever Cote d'Ivoire's in history to over-through a government. And is also known as the "Ivory Coast."
Facts: www.cia.gov. (World Fact Book)
Book: Ghana (Countries of the World) Written by: Lucile Davis.
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