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Ghana                                         

Ghana (Listeni/ˈːnə/), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign state and unitary presidential constitutional republic located on the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. Ghana consists of ten territorial administrative regions with several islands and it is bordered by the Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King".
Ghana, known as "the Switzerland of Africa", has had democracy, political stability and peace since 1992 and enjoys rapid economic growth and rising human development.  Ghana is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, and the Group of 24.  Ghana is the second largest cocoa producer in the world, one of the world's largest gold producers, petroleum and natural gas producer, and Ghana is home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area.
Population
Ghana has a reported population of about 24 million people. Ghana's first post-independence population census, in 1960, counted about 6.7 million inhabitants.    99% of the population of Ghana are African people.  The native and largest ethnic group is Akan. 13.5 million of the population are ethnic Akans in South Ghana. The official language is English and is spoken by 90% of the population; however, 99% of the population also speak at least one language of Ghana.
Economy
Ghana is a Middle Income Economy and is ranked as a Lower–Middle Income Economy by the World Bank and is an Emerging Economy.
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is the third largest stock exchange in Africa after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
The Ghana economy is resource rich and diverse with the exports of industrial minerals, cocoa, petroleum and natural gas, and industries such as electricity generation, information and communications technology, retailing and tourism being sources of foreign exchange.  

 


        
Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Beijing
Ambassador: H.E. Mrs. Helen Mamle kofi
Address: No. 8, San Li Tun Lu (Sanlitun Road), Chaoyang District, Beijing
Postal Code: 100600
Tel: (+86)10 6532 1319, 6532 1544, 6532 2012
Fax: (+86)10 6532 3602
Office Hours for Consular Section: 09:00 – 13:00
Note: The Consular Section doesn't work on Wednesdays and the public holidays.

Consulate General in Hong Kong
Address: Room 610,Wing On House, 71 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2530 3448
Fax: (852) 2521 1029

 




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