Official name: Republic of Ghana
Area : 238,533 sq km
Official language: English
Other languages: Asante, Ewe, Fante and others.
Population: 26, 327,649 (CIA est. July 2013)
Religions: Christian 71%, Muslim 17%, Indigenous Beliefs 5%
Independence day: 6 March 1957 from United Kingdom
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President is Head of State, Head of Government, and Commander in chief of the armed forces. He appoints the Vice President. The President is elected by popular vote for a 4-year term.
Legislative: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament. The President serves a 4- year term.
Judicial: The highest court is the Supreme Court. The subordinate courts are the Court of Appeal, the High Court, Circuit Court, District Court and Regional Tribunals.
Foreign policy: Ghana is a member of or has contributed towards the following international bodies: ACP, AFDB, AU, ECOWAS, EITI (compliant country), FAO, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICCT, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MINURSO, MINUSMA, MONUSCO, NAM, OAS (observer), OIF, OPCW, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNISFA, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO.
GDP: 108, 3 billion USD (2014 est.)
Main economic resources: petroleum and natural gas, gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, silver, salt, limestone
Mixed system of English common law and customary law
International: see the United Nations Treaty Online Collection
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