The Republic of Ghana is often an exception to common stereotypes about African States, and is held up as a success of decolonization and successful governance. For example, Ghana was the first African nation to declare independence from the United Kingdom, and has since become ranked as the 7th-best governed state in the world. Similarly, though only having a population of 27 million people, Ghana's economy is currently the 6th-largest in Africa according to both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, and remains one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Ghana is also one of only five Africa states with a free press that enjoys strong constitutional protections and widespread public support.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Ghana
Capitol: 
Accra
Population: 
26,216,000
Languages: 
English, Akan, Ewe
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
238,533
Year of UN Membership: 
1957
Year of Present State Formation: 
1967
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$38.944 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$3,590 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
7.90 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.57
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
39.40
Unemployment: 
4.50%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AU: African Union
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
ECOWAS: Economic Community of West African States
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
G-24
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
OAS: Organization of American States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNAMID: United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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