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Official Name: Republic of Ghana

Position: Along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Guinea in western Africa -- bordered by Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Togo

Colonized: Mid-19th Century by the United Kingdom Recognized: March 6, 1957 from the United Kingdom

Current Population: 24.5 million

Area: 801,590 km2 / 309,496 square miles

Capital: Accra

Languages: English is the official language with many regional dialects spoken

National Groups : 48% Akan, 17% Mossi andDagomba, 14% Ewe, 7% Ga-Adangbe, 1% Mande, 14% Others (including a small white population)


Active Community: Sefwi Wiaswo in southwestern Ghana

Estimated Current-Day Jewish Population: Between 100 and 200

Operational Synagogue: Sefwi Wiawso (1)

Cemeteries: Sefwi Wiawso