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Education

 

Adjusted savings
Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 2.85 % of GNI [126th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 3.9 [76th of 100]
Children out of school, primary 1,129,334 [4th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 51.072 per 1,000 people [9th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 557,226 [5th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 25.199 per 1,000 people [9th of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 572,108 [3rd of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 25.872 per 1,000 people [9th of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 8 years [115th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [82nd of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [108th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 2,678,912 [5th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.126 per capita [3rd of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 1,276,670 [6th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 60.187 per 1,000 people [5th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 69,968 [5th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 3.299 per 1,000 people [5th of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 47.43% [6th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 44.51% [6th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 31.53% [6th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 70% [5th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 70% [6th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 71% [5th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.5% [18th of 127]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 60% [91st of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 55.3% [90th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 65.3% [76th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 72 [96th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 75 [87th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 69 [90th of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 30.8% [108th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 12.85 % [20th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 34.53 % [6th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 209.85 % [10th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 47.4% [134th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 44.7% [135th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 78.376 [4th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.98 [4th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.88 [6th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.53 [3rd of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 29.3 [98th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 96.03 % [64th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 94.28 % [71st of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 95.13 % [69th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 25.1% [44th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 17.4% [49th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 32.7% [44th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 3,125,600 [31st of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 147.352 per 1,000 people [45th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 1,068,600 [36th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 50.377 per 1,000 people [53rd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 2,055,100 [30th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 96.884 per 1,000 people [44th of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 67.1% [114th of 157]
Literacy > Male 82.7% [108th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 74.8% [117th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 49.79 % [97th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 66.35 % [98th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 57.9 % [98th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 65.49 % [90th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 75.95 % [93rd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 70.66 % [90th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 70.7% [28th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 75.9% [28th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 65.5% [28th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 29.49 % [59th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 29.99 % [55th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 29.02 % [58th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 64.74 % [72nd of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 61.85 % [74th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 63.29 % [80th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 68.75 % [61st of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 75.22 % [61st of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 72.05 % [67th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [71st of 197]
Primary education, pupils 2,929,536 [25th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.132 per capita [52nd of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 47.93 % female [61st of 175]
Primary education, teachers 89,278 [19th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 4.037 per 1,000 people [54th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 31.08 % female [80th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 26% [42nd of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 17.1 [43rd of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 7.1 [81st of 131]
Progression to secondary school > % 86.83 % [78th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 86.73 % [76th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 86.91 % [73rd of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.45 % [15th of 136]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 32.81 [36th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 66.3 [91st of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 33 [52nd of 175]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 55.52 [47th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 96.23 [55th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 85.25 [68th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 90.83 % [53rd of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 86.23 % [87th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 5.83 % [47th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 5.68 % [42nd of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 5.97 % [48th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 5.2 [74th of 143]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 41.56 % gross [42nd of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 42.13 % gross [43rd of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 41.01 % gross [43rd of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 88.37 % gross [87th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 65.04 % net [77th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 86.63 % gross [84th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 64.74 % net [71st of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 90.03 % gross [94th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 65.33 % net [73rd of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 20.52 % [23rd of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 43.57 % gross [70th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 37.04 % net [53rd of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 40.04 % gross [68th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 34.98 % net [50th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 46.97 % gross [69th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 39.02 % net [50th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 14.39 % [35th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 5.21 % gross [44th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 3.7 % gross [47th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 6.67 % gross [42nd of 137]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 9 years [5th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 9 years [5th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 10 years [5th of 93]
Schools connected to the Internet > % 1.4 % [16th of 39]
Scientific and technical journal articles 83 [87th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 1,328,986 [22nd of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.06 per 1,000 people [66th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 1,350,410 [21st of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.061 per capita [63rd of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 45.02 % female [64th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 71,763 [19th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 3.245 per 1,000 people [47th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 18.4 % female [57th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 21,424 [40th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 0.969 per 1,000 people [62nd of 183]
Tertiary enrollment 3.3% [123rd of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 57.88 % [53rd of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 77.77 % [35th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 48.9 % [48th of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.86 [28th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana

Health

 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 80 [130th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 80 [78th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 81 [118th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 80 [131st of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 91 [86th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 73 [13th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 70 [71st of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 72 [88th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 74 [107th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 62 [96th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 73 [108th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 91 [95th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 28 [111st of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 14 [25th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 26 [72nd of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes
Access to sanitation 64% [89th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 60.95 births [65th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 44 % [11th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 30.63 per 1,000 people [44th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 47.1 % [40th of 76]
Births with health staff 44% [90th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 34,000 [18th of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 1.54926 per 1,000 people [25th of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 5% [39th of 95]
Contraception 22% [71st of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 25.2 % [11th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 76 [58th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 39.9 % [7th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 73% [105th of 147]
Drug access 0% [146th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 27.2 $ [145th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 3.87 % [26th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 2.83 % [112nd of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 6.7 % [72nd of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 29.9 % [19th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 18.5% [30th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 60 % [16th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 4.06 births per woman [40th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 50.3 [147th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 49.2 [144th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 49.8 [144th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 3.1% [31st of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 30,000 [17th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 1,414.303 per million people [31st of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 350,000 [16th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 16.5 per 1,000 people [27th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 3 [30th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 3 [30th of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 204,000 [18th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 1.46 per 1,000 people [110th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 84 % [130th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 83 % [129th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 18 % [161st of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 11 % [158th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 27 % [172nd of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 75 % [127th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 64 % [123rd of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 88 % [133rd of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 204.98 per 100,000 people [50th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 52.22 [51st of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 47.85 deaths/1,000 live births [51st of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 56.64 deaths/1,000 live births [50th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 52.31 deaths/1,000 live births [50th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 23.99% [45th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 60.35 years [180th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 58.65 years [179th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 59.49 years [179th of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 57.97 years [139th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 57.02 years [136th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 57.48 years [136th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 60 [146th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 57 [143rd of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 58 [146th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases malaria and yellow fever
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 61 [7th of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 15,344 [8th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 4 % [5th of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 29.9 % [9th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 22.1 % [11th of 63]
Maternal mortality 210 per 100,000 [46th of 136]
Measles immunization 73 [131st of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 57 [27th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 31 [58th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 28 [86th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 26 [54th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 25 [38th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 5 [39th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 10 [36th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 100 [5th of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 22 [36th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 100% [28th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 78.2 % [123rd of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 30 [149th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 73 [151st of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.15 per 1,000 people [40th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 37 % [21st of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 12 % [62nd of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 91.9 % [6th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 0% [131st of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 2.27 % [35th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 11 % [71st of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 59% [39th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 98 per 1,000 people [45th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 27% [41st of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 53.8% [118th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 48.3% [115th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 130.52 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 0.7 % [39th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 7.4 % [41st of 42]
Spending > Per person 19 [106th of 133]
Spending > Private 2.9 [41st of 141]
Spending > Public 1.7% (1999)
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 3.5 [96th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 28.4 [93rd of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 161 [98th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 16 [100th of 121]
Tobacco > Total young smokers 16.8% [21st of 30]
Tobacco > Young female smokers 17.3 [12th of 32]
Tobacco > Young male smokers 17.3 [12th of 32]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 5.6% [107th of 185]
Total fertility rate 4.1 [51st of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 145 [39th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 37.45 % [149th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 88% [90th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 71.72 % [115th of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 34 % [1st of 13]
Water availability 2,756 cubic meters [110th of 169]
Women circumcised 2.6 [10th of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0.000118473 per 1,000 people [20th of 27]
Women circumcised share 2.6% [10th of 27]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana

Sports
 

1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 19 [4th of 18]
1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 21 [1st of 17]
1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals 3 [5th of 9]
1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 7 [12th of 16]
1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals 5 [5th of 12]
1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 5 [15th of 19]
1970 British Commonwealth Games > Medals 2 [10th of 13]
1970 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 13 [15th of 24]
1974 British Commonwealth Games > Medals 1 [13th of 14]
1974 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 13 [9th of 18]
1978 Commonwealth Games > Medals 1 [10th of 12]
1978 Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 13 [8th of 18]
2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Place 8.
2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Total 1 [14th of 31]
African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts 4 times
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place 5 [3rd of 13]
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place 7 [1st of 9]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1970 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 10 [9th of 22]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1974 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 11 [9th of 24]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold 13 [13th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold 15 [13th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 17 [13th of 41]
Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics > Medals > Pos 7 [9th of 15]
Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics > Medals > Total: 1 [14th of 15]
Canada men's national soccer team > All-time Record against other nations > Pts 3 [22nd of 44]
Canada men's national soccer team > All-time Record against other nations > W 1 [24th of 36]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 605 [50th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 27.568 per 1 million people [138th of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,494 [48th of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.068 per 1,000 population [81st of 116]
ICCF national member federations > Official ICCF Delegate Dr Ole Jacobsen
International Cricket Council members > Affiliate Members > Member Since 2002
Summer olympic medals > All time 4 [72nd of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 1.823 per 10 million people [89th of 116]
Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games > Men's Team > Losses 3 [10th of 15]
Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games > Men's Team > Wins 2 [12th of 14]
World Cup Totals > Draws 0 [68th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita) 0 per 10 million people [65th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals against 6 [66th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita) 2.734 per 10 million people [56th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals for 4 [52nd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita) 1.823 per 10 million people [52nd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Losses 2 [62nd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita) 9.113 per 100 million people [54th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Matches played 4 [54th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita) 18.227 per 100 million people [55th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Points 6 [44th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Points (per capita) 2.734 per 10 million people [40th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Wins 2 [41st of 72]
World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita) 0.911 per 10 million people [35th of 69]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1970 British Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1974 British Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1978 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: African Cup of Nations ; Wikipedia: African Footballer of the Year ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics ; Wikipedia: Canada men's national soccer team ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: ICCF national member federations ; Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members ; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games ; Wikipedia: Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games ; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 26.46 % [35th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 77.07 % [7th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 20.78 % [18th of 155]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana

Language
 

English speakers 0 [51st of 52]
English speakers (per $ GDP) 0 per $10,000 of GDP [35th of 35]
English speakers (per capita) 0 per 100 people [46th of 46]

English status
Official language. Bible 1535-1989.

English-speaking population > As an additional language 1,400,000 [37th of 59]
English-speaking population > Total 1,400,000 [41st of 99]

Languages
Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other 36.1% (includes English (official))

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 54.1 [152nd of 174]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Cardinal electors 1 [25th of 63]
Catholic > Cardinals 1 [30th of 65]
Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP) 0.292 per $14.1 billion [21st of 64]
Catholic > Cardinals (per capita) 0.046 per 1 million population [45th of 65]
Catholic > Diocesan priests 801 [40th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.0364987 per 1,000 people [65th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 18 [32nd of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000820195 per 1,000 people [81st of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 332 [53rd of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.015128 per 1,000 people [90th of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 3 [54th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 0.136699 per 1 million people [68th of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 182 [65th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.00829308 per 1,000 people [97th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 983 [44th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0447918 per 1,000 people [80th of 148]
Catholics 2,348,000 [58th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 11.1 [81st of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 9,900,000 [25th of 67]
Islam > Percentage 15.332% [65th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 16% [67th of 168]
Islam > Population 3,364,776 [46th of 165]
Islam > Shia 1,118,000 [19th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 12 % [17th of 67]
Islam > Sunni 8,712,000 [25th of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 88 % [50th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 16 % [31st of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 78,002 [23rd of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 3.19758 per 1,000 people [55th of 177]
Muslim 45 % [45th of 66]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 6,939,852 [19th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 33 % [37th of 163]

Religions
Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1%

Religions > All
Christian 63%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 21%

Religions > Muslim 16 % [56th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 11.1 % [88th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 2,334,313 [63rd of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 304,010 [14th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 138,526.383 per 10 million people [48th of 222]


SOURCES
Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana


3) Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.03 [116th of 151]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 1 [58th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 0.053 per million people [59th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 2 [54th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita) 0.105 per million people [55th of 69]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 1 [54th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita) 0.053 per million people [54th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 3 [59th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita) 0.158 per million people [58th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 7 [64th of 80]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 0.368 per million people [63rd of 79]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 8.9 % [117th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 16.82 % [108th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 13.86 per 1,000 people [67th of 89]
DVD region 5 [37th of 171]
E-Government rating 32 [161st of 182]
Fax machines 0.26 per 1,000 people [88th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 143.08 per 1,000 people [111st of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 9GA - 9GZ
Households with television > % 26 % [46th of 160]
International dialling code 233
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 309,363,000 min. [52nd of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 14.584 min. per capita [91st of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 51,600,000 $ [54th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 4.813 $ per $1,000 of GDP [50th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 2.333 $ per capita [67th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 2,842,444 [69th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 128.543 per 1 million people [119th of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 260,000 [53rd of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 13.678 per 1,000 people [68th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 4 [80th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.21 per million people [95th of 104]
Number of PCs 112 [116th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.023 per $10 million of GDP [135th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.051 per 10,000 people [150th of 169]
Personal computers 112,000 [110th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 5.17 per 1 million people [140th of 171]
Phone subscribers 20.83 [150th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 69 % [60th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 6.95 $/month [132nd of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 14.79 $/month [50th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 0, FM 86, shortwave 3
Radio receivers 4,400,000 [59th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.237 per capita [115th of 182]
Radios 12,500,000 [31st of 221]
Radios (per capita) 569.58 per 1,000 people [64th of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 46.42 % [20th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 471186000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 2.08 % GDP [113rd of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 1015000000000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 0.39 $ [107th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 43.959 $ per $1 trillion of GD [60th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 18.002 $ per 1 million people [91st of 178]
Telephone employees, total 5,678 [6th of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.257 per 1,000 people [8th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 5.6 per 100 mainlines [3rd of 134]
Telephone mainlines 321,526 [89th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 14.54 per 1,000 people [120th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 3,163,970 [65th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.15 per 1,000 people [112nd of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 557.23 [5th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
primarily microwave radio relay; wireless local loop has been installed

Telephone system > General assessment
outdated and unreliable fixed-line infrastructure heavily concentrated in Accra; competition among multiple mobile-cellular providers has spurred growth with subscribership about 35 per 100 persons and rising

Telephone system > International
country code - 233; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); microwave radio relay link to Panaftel system connects Ghana to its neighbors

Telephone system > Regulation 1997
Telephone systems > Privatisation 1997
Telephones > Main lines in use 376,500 [82nd of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 16.419 per 1,000 people [105th of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 7,604,000 [55th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 331.599 per 1,000 people [117th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 7 [7th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.305 per million people [15th of 67]
Television receivers 1,730,000 [64th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 93.08 per 1,000 people [105th of 179]
Television standard > UHF PAL G
Television standard > VHF PAL B
Televisions 1,900,000 [63rd of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 86.5761 per 1,000 people [134th of 209]
Website defacements 2 [107th of 129]
Website defacements (per capita) 0.0911328 per 1 million people [120th of 124]


SOURCES
Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 1,904 [93rd of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 86.104 per 1 million people [101st of 146]
Country code .gh
Hosts 24,018 [88th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 1,027.163 per million people [145th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 168.2 Mbps [47th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 15.69 Mbps per $1 trillion of [51st of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 7.606 Mbps per 1 billion peop [67th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 12 [79th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.000546797 per 1,000 people [150th of 215]
ISP 12 [59th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 604.017 per billion people [83rd of 127]
Livejournal users 27 [197th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 23.56 $/month [83rd of 180]
Secure Internet servers 7 [126th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.136 per 1 million people [169th of 189]
TLD .gh
Users 650,000 [86th of 190]
Users (per capita) 28.346 per 1,000 people [131st of 184]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Ghana, Republic of Ghana


4) Tourism

Right Now
Often hailed as one of Africa’s post-colonial success stories, a model of political stability and economic soundness in a region plagued by civil strife and violent unrest, Ghana has a rising profile on the world stage thanks to a budding energy industry (the recent discovery of oil has helped), an unfettered and active free press, a countrywide compulsory education system, vibrant fashion and music scenes, and a growing reputation as a tourism hot spot on the African continent.
Ghana has something to satisfy every traveler’s appetite. If you seek a bustling, cosmopolitan urban center by the beach (why not, right?), check out Accra. If you’re itching to go on safari, scratch that itch by camping in Mole National Park, where you can watch a herd of elephants pass by from the comfort of your tent. Or perhaps you want to celebrate the rich ethnic and cultural heritage of
Ghana with the locals? Don’t leave Ghana without experiencing one of its memorable festivals. Take it from us: the natural beauty, colorful landscapes, and warm hospitality of Ghana’s people are not to be missed.

The Top 10: What to Do in Ghana
1. Cape Coast and Elmina: Go back in time and gain a greater understanding of the African slave trade by touring the castles and forts, the nerve centers of the British slave trade, of Cape Coast and Elmina. Cape Coast Castle and Elmina are both UNESCO World Heritage sites and offers excellent museums with guided tours. After a day of soaking up some serious history, kick back with a few cocktails oceanside at the Oasis Beach Resort in Cape Coast.
2. Beaches: If you like chilling on the beach, you’ll love Ghana. With 530 kilometers of coastline, Ghana has every type of beach you could imagine, and it’s relatively easy to hop down or up the coast from one to another. A few we like are Axim Beach, Kokrobite, Takoradi, Busua, EG White Sands, La Palm, and Biriwa. If you’re looking for a more relaxed, calm ocean vacation, we recommend researching resorts. Otherwise, much of the water off Ghana’s beaches is rough and more conducive to surfing than swimming. As well, you might be sharing the ocean with fishermen as they haul their catches, which is a fascinating sight itself if you’re up for it.
3. Mole National Park: Ghana’s largest national park is home to 90 species of mammals, including elephants, baboons, antelope, and more. The truly adventurous may rent a tent at the Mole Motel, where they’ll sleep in less than first-class accommodations, but it’s well worth the sacrifice for the priceless view: a much frequented animal watering hole.
4. Accra: This hectic, inviting city is at the heart of a modernizing Ghana. To get a taste for what it means to be a Ghanaian in the 21st century, hang out in Accra. Visit the frenetic, open-air Makola Market to shop, the National Museum for a history fix, or the Osu Might Market, where hundreds of outdoor food stalls offer dinner in the Ghanaian style, by candlelight.
5. Kumasi: Home of the Ashanti people and the so-called spiritual capital of Ghana, Kumasi has one of Africa’s largest central markets. Traders from all across Africa descend on the market to sell their wares. For a view into the life of a traditional African democracy, spend some time in the public courtroom of the Palace of the Asantehene, the seat of the Ashanti king.
6. Volta Region: Ghana’s most easterly region is a virtual a paradise of scenic beauty, notably the Wli waterfalls, the monkey sanctuaries of Tafi Atome, and the ancestral limestone caves of Lipke.
7. Kakum National Park: The park is situated in one of the last living rain forests in the world. To experience the ecosystem firsthand, take the round tour via Canopy Walkway; at as much as 40 meters (130 feet) up, the visitor can approach the plants and animals in their living space.
8. Bonwire: The birthplace and home of Asanta Kente weaving, this is the place to buy and view extraordinary Kente cloth, worn and sold all over the world.
9. Ahwiaa: This town in central Ghana produces exceptionally carved wood figures and artifacts. Visit Mampong Road to see skillful carvers who produce Ashanti stools, masks, symbolic figures, bone and ivory beads, and walking sticks.
10. Academy of African Music and Art (AAMA): Rhythm and drumming play a large role in traditional Ghanaian life, and the beat of West Africa has influenced music the world over for centuries. To get a crash course in the Ghanaian beat, visit AAMA, located in a fishing village outside of Accra. AAMA was founded by one of Ghana’s most famous musicians, the master drummer Mustafa Tettey Addy. It’s the place to learn the basics of traditional Ghanaian music, drumming, and dance.

When to Go
Ghana has a tropical climate, thanks to its proximity to the equator, which means it’s hot pretty much year-round, with some seasonal rains. While temperatures vary with region, season, and elevation, the temperature generally falls between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21 and 32 degrees Celcius,) with high levels of humidity. The coastal region of Ghana has two rainy seasons, one peaking in May or June, the other in October. In the north, the single rainy season starts in May or June. High tourist season lasts from June to August.

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