Estimate population 22,850,800 - Capital City Accra
Ghana has a 500 kilometre (300 mile) long coast on the Gulf of Guinea between Togo and the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Burkina Faso borders on the north. English is the official language.
The country's area occupies 238,500 square kilometres (92,100 square miles). The Volta Basin lies in the north-central part of the country while the Gambaga escarpment is to the north. The Kwahu Plateau follows the basin's south rim and the Akwapim-Togo Mountains border the Volta Basin on the east. Mount Afadjato reaches 885 metres (2,905 feet) and is the highest point in Ghana. The Volta River forms the Accra plains in the southeast.