Flag of Ghana

Flag of Ghana

Ghana was the first African state that chose to use traditional Pan-African colors (red, yellow, and green) on its flag. It happened in 1957, when Ghana gained independent from Great Britain. The colors of the tricolor were inspired by the national colors of Ethiopia, which, as the first independent state, was a symbol of the struggle for freedom. Thus, the flag is composed of three horizontal stripes and black five-pointed star in the middle of the central yellow stripe. Allegedly, the star should refer to the shipping company Black Star Line, whose mission was to return the black population to its home continent. The red stripe recalls the blood shed during the struggle for freedom, the yellow stripe refers to the mineral wealth of the country, and the green one indicates the local lush forests and freedom.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 17,322,796 274,000 km2
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro 23,202,000 322,463 km2
Flag of Togo Togo Lomé 6,191,155 56,785 km2

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Main information

Country
Ghana
Capital city
Accra
Population
24,658,823 (2010)
Total area
238,533 km2
Formation
6. 3. 1957
Highest point
Mount Afadjato (880 m)
GDP
$ 3,316 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
ghanaian cedi (GHS)
Code
GH (GHA)
Calling code
+233
Internet TLD
.gh

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Ghana (Accra)
English
Ghana (Accra)
German
Ghana (Accra)
French
Ghana (Accra)
Italian
Ghana (Accra)
Spanish
Ghana (Accra)
Russian
Гана (Аккра)
Slovak
Ghana (Akkra)
Polish
Ghana (Akra)
Portuguese
Gana (Accra)
Chinese
加纳 (阿克拉)
Japanese
ガーナ (アクラ)
Turkish
Gana (Accra)
Norwegian
Ghana (Accra)
Swedish
Ghana (Accra)
Hungarian
Ghána (Accra)
Dutch
Ghana (Accra)
Danish
Ghana (Accra)
Finnish
Ghana (Accra)
Hebrew
גאנה (אקרה)

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