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The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in Mande. Officially called the Republic of Ghana,it is located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2, Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south.

Summary statistics
Region Western Africa
Surface area (sq km) 238535
Population (est., 000) 27000
Pop. density (per sq km) 101.5
Capital city Accra
Capital city pop. (000) 2291
Currency Ghana Cedi (GHS)

Incident Timelines: Not Applicable.
Other Notes:
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by expatriates and foreign travellers. Vigilance is encouraged at this time.