Ghana is a country in West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea. The country is bordered by Côte d’Ivoire on its west side, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo on the eastern side, and its capital Accra is located in the south. During the late 1600’s and up until 1957 several European countries including Denmark built trade forts in Ghana. Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan country to gain independence and could celebrate its 60th Independence Day this year on March 6th.
The multicultural population of about 27 million spans a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. The most widespread religion is Christianity followed by Islam, and around 8% follow different kinds of traditional religions.
Ghana is a democratic country led by president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (New Patriotic Party), who won the election in December 2016. The transition of power was peaceful and underlined the fact that Ghana has been a stable democracy since 1992. Despite the democratic election hereditary traditional leaders, called chiefs, are still effective in Ghana.
Click the picture to watch a video on the embassy's wall street wing or click here to read more about Ghana in an e-paper on the Danish-Ghanaian partnership, which provides an account of the country's great commercial perspectives.