Ghana Geography

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Ghana - Geography

Geographical Regions
The Low Plains
Ashanti Uplands
Akwapim-Togo Ranges
Volta Basin
The High Plains
Rivers and Lakes


Ghana, which lies in the center of the West African coast, shares borders with the three French-speaking nations of Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Togo to the east, and Burkina Faso (Burkina, formerly Upper Volta) to the north. To the south are the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

With a total area of 238,533 square kilometers, Ghana is about the size of Britain. Its southernmost coast at Cape Three Points is 4° 30' north of the equator. From here, the country extends inland for some 670 kilometers to about 11° north. The distance across the widest part, between longitude 1° 12' east and longitude 3° 15' west, measures about 560 kilometers. The Greenwich Meridian, which passes through London, also traverses the eastern part of Ghana at Tema.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Geography of Ghana - Wikipedia
Ghana - Geography of the West African Nation - ThoughtCo
Geography - Ghana HomePage, resource for News, Sports
Ghana | Culture, History, & People |
Ghana Map / Geography of Ghana / Map of Ghana -

Ghana Country Studies index
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