Ghana: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
Geographic Coordinates8 00 N, 2 00 W 8.0,-2.0
Area total: 238,533 sq km
land: 227,533 sq km
water: 11,000 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 238533
DBpedia: 238533
Geoname: 239460
Infoplease: 239460
Britannica: 238533
Wolfram: 238533

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Land boundariestotal: 2,420 km
border countries: Burkina Faso 602 km, Cote d'Ivoire 720 km, Togo 1,098 km
Coastline539 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Afadjato 885 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area
Natural Hazardsdry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds from January to March; droughts
Natural Resourcegold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone
Land Usearable land: 20.12%
permanent crops: 11.74%
other: 68.14% (2011)
Climatetropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north
Irrigated Land309 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources53.2 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesrecurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesAccra; Kumasi; Tamale; Takoradi; Ashiaman
Important Cities
Geography-noteLake Volta is the world's largest artificial lake by surface area (8,482 sq km; 3,275 sq mi)