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Ghana

 

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 Ghana
All information: Ghana
 
 United States
All information: United States
 
Area:238,540 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:30,418,000 328,240,000
Official language:English English

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Government

Government form:Presidential republic Federal presidential republic
Independent since:1957 n.Chr. 1776 n.Chr.
Capital:Accra Washington, D.C.


Population

Inhabitants per km²:127.5 33.4
Life expectancy males:62.7 years 76.1 years
Life expectancy females:64.9 years 81.1 years
Average age:20.6 years 37.4 years
Birthrate:29.41 ‰ 11.60 ‰
Deathrate:7.31 ‰ 8.60 ‰
Migrationrate:-1.60 ‰ 3.00 ‰


Quality of life

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Political stability:46 76
Civil rights:50 85
Health:21 74
Climate:53 64
Cost of Living:78 23
Popularity:29 85


Economy

Currency:Ghana Cedi (1 GHS = 100 Pesewas) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:4.3 % 3.7 %
Inflation rate:7.18 % 1.81 %
Cost of Living:61.30 % 110.20 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:55.40 % 36.60 %
Average income:1,983 € 58,741 €
Corruption index:41 (bad) 69 (moderate)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:59,834 Mio €1.97 M € 19,092,826 M €58.17 M €
Gross national product:60,302 Mio €1.98 M € 19,280,405 M €58.74 M €
Exported goods:20,111 M €0.66 M € 2,231,382 M €6.80 M €
Imported goods:20,741 M €0.68 M € 2,782,006 M €8.48 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:109,515 km3.60 km 6,586,610 km20.07 km
Railways:947 km0.03 km 293,564 km0.89 km
Waterways:1,293 km0.04 km 41,009 km0.12 km
Harbours:480.002 3,6730.011
Airports:100.000 13,5130.041


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:9.36 bn kWh307,812.62 kWh 3,902.00 bn kWh11.89 m kWh
Energy production:12.52 bn kWh411,600.34 kWh 4,095.00 bn kWh12.48 m kWh
Energy export:187.00 m kWh6,147.70 kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,536.36 kWh
Energy imports:511.00 m kWh16,799.34 kWh 72.72 bn kWh221,545.53 kWh
CO2 emissions:16.67 m t548.04 t 5.01 bn t15,251.98 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+233 +1
Internet domain:.gh .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:288,5319 107,281,000327
Mobile phones:40,857,0771,343 422,000,0001,286
Internet server:59,0862 505,000,0001,539
Internet users:11,523,547379 290,488,378885



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:0.90 2.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.18 2.59
Diabetes sufferers:2.5 % 10.8 %
HIV sufferers:1.10 % 0.22 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:1.5 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:85.0 % 77.0 %
Smokers:3.9 % 21.8 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Ghana and United States

Daytime temperatures:31.1 °C 18.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:22.8 °C 7.2 °C
Water temperature:26.6 °C 19.1 °C
Relative humidity:76 % 67 %
Absolute humidity:22 g/m³ 9 g/m³
Rain days per year:86.4 85.2
Sunshine hours per day:6.2 7.2


Native languages

English:15.3 % 82.1 %
Asante:14.8 % n/a
Ewe:12.7 % n/a
Spanish:n/a 10.7 %
Fante:9.9 % n/a
Boron:4.6 % n/a
Dagomba:4.3 % n/a
Dangme:4.3 % n/a
Dagarte:3.7 % n/a
Akyem:3.4 % n/a
Ga:3.4 % n/a
Akuapem:2.9 % n/a
Chinese:n/a 0.9 %
French:n/a 0.7 %
German:n/a 0.6 %
Italian:n/a 0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a 0.2 %
Russian:n/a 0.2 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
other:20.7 % 2.6 %


Religions

Christianity:71.2 % 78.5 %
Islam:17.6 % 1.1 %
Native religions:5.2 % n/a
nondenominational:5.2 % n/a
Jewry:n/a 1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a 1.6 %
Hinduism:n/a 1.0 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.7 %
other:0.8 % 15.3 %