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  • Republic of Ghana

    Political Status: Independent member of the Commonwealth since March 6, 1957; under military control 1966–1969 and 1972–1979; Third Republic overthrown by military coup of December 31, 1981; constitution of Fourth Republic, approved in referendum of April 28, 1992, formally launched on January 7, 1993.

    Area: 92,099 sq. mi. (238,537 sq. km).

    Population: 29,464,000 (2018E—World Bank); 28,102,471 (2018E—U.S. Census).

    Major Urban Center (2016E—UN): ACCRA (2,316,000).

    Official Language: English.

    Monetary Unit: New Cedi (market rate October 19, 2018: 4.82 cedi = $1US).

    President: Nana Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO (New Patriotic Party); sworn in on January 7, 2017, for a four-year term to succeed John Dramani MAHAMA (National Democratic Congress).

    Vice President: Mahamudu BAWUMIA (New Patriotic Party); sworn in on January 7, 2017, for a term concurrent with the president to succeed Kwesis AMISSAH-ARTHUR (National ...

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