Key Stats

Capital: Accra

Population: 27 million

Average life expectancy: 67 years

Literacy rate: 76%

Population living below poverty line: 24%

Population without electricity: 7.3 million

Population without access to safe drinking water: 2.9 million

Most widely spoken language: Akan

Source: The World Factbook

About Ghana

Ghana is a West African country on the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Togo, and was the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence in 1957. Today, over half of Ghana's workforce is employed by small landholders working with natural resources and agriculture. The country is known for its vibrant artistic culture, as well as its beautifully bright batik print fabrics.