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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:28,834,000 325,719,000
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 km²:120.9 33.1
Life expectancy males:61.7 years 76.3 years
Life expectancy females:63.7 years 81.2 years
Birthrate:31.05 ‰ 12.40 ‰
Deathrate:8.15 ‰ 8.40 ‰
Migrationrate:-1.80 % 3.90 %


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:44 73
Civil rights:48 99
Health:6 70
Security:97 67
Climate:54 65
Cost of Living:43 11
Popularity:18 94


Economy

Currency:Ghana Cedi (1 GHS = 100 Pesewas) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:2.4 % 4.4 %
Inflation rate:17.47 % 1.26 %
Cost of Living:86.60 % 110.80 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:33.20 % 43.80 %
Average income:1,319 € 51,580 €
Corruption index:40 (bad) 75 (good)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:41,896 Mio €1.45 M € 17,164,383 M €52.70 M €
Gross national product:37,992 Mio €1.32 M € 16,801,150 M €51.58 M €
Exported goods:18,091 M €0.63 M € 2,063,911 M €6.34 M €
Imported goods:19,583 M €0.68 M € 2,567,088 M €7.88 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:109,515 km3.80 km 6,586,610 km20.22 km
Railways:947 km0.03 km 293,564 km0.90 km
Waterways:1,293 km0.04 km 41,009 km0.13 km
Harbours:40.000 3930.001
Airports:100.000 13,5130.041


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:8.38 bn kWh290,528.81 kWh 3,911.00 bn kWh12.01 m kWh
Energy production:11.09 bn kWh384,620.33 kWh 4,088.00 bn kWh12.55 m kWh
Energy export:552.00 m kWh19,144.31 kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,764.90 kWh
Energy imports:223.00 m kWh7,734.02 kWh 80.66 bn kWh247,636.63 kWh
CO2 emissions:14.47 m t501.72 t 5.25 bn t16,131.32 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+233 +1
Internet domain:.gh .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:251,4909 121,530,000373
Mobile phones:38,305,0781,328 395,881,0001,215
Internet server:59,0862 505,000,0001,550
Internet users:9,778,145339 246,147,996756



Climate

Detailed info for: Ghana and United States

Daytime temperatures:31.2 °C 18.8 °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
Dangme:4.3 % n/a
Dagomba:4.3 % n/a
Dagarte:3.7 % n/a
Akyem:3.4 % n/a
Ga:3.4 % n/a
Akuapem:2.9 % n/a
German:n/a 0.7 %
French:n/a 0.7 %
Chinese:n/a 0.6 %
Italian:n/a 0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Portuguese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
other:20.7 % 3.0 %


Religions

Christianity:71.2 % 78.5 %
Islam:17.6 % 0.6 %
nondenominational:5.2 % n/a
Native religions:5.2 % n/a
Jewry:n/a 1.8 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.7 %
other:0.8 % 18.4 %