Flag of Ghana

Ghana


National anthem of Ghana

God Bless Our Homeland Ghana

God Bless Our Homeland Ghana is the national anthem of Ghana. Originally written and composed by Philip Gbeho, and adopted upon independence in 1957, the words were modified after a coup in 1966. The anthem is as follows:
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Map of Ghana

Map of Ghana

Basic information on Ghana

Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS took power in 1981 and banned political parties. After approving a new constitution and restoring multiparty politics in 1992, RAWLINGS won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR succeeded him and was re-elected in 2004. Upcoming presidential elections are scheduled for December 2008.
Location Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
Population 22,931,299 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Ghanaian(s) adjective: Ghanaian
Flag description three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia, which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band