GENERAL INFORMATION



LOCATION:

Ghana is located on the West Coast of Africa, along the Gulf of Guinea, and is boarded by Cote d'ivoire, Togo and Burkina Faso. The Country covers an area of 238,305km2.

CAPITAL: The Capital is on the Greenwich Meridian (zero line of longitude) with a population of 3 million.
CLIMATE: Northern Ghana has a rainy season from about April to October. The rest of the year is hot and dry with temperatures up to 38oC. In southern Ghana the rains last from April to June and again from September to October. Generally temperatures are between 21o and 32oC.
AIRPORT: Kotoka International Airport is situated 12km from Accra city centre. Domestic Airports are located at Kumasi,(Ashanti Region), Sunyani, (Brong Ahafo Region) Tamale, (Northern Region). Hotel shuttle buses and taxis are available.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND VISAS: A valid passport is required by all visitors and visa except for citizens of ECOWAS states. These can be obtained from the nearest Ghanaian diplomatic missions and consulate. Group visas for tourist may be issued at entry to Ghana if prior arrangements were concluded between the Tour Operator, the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) and the Ghana Immigration Service.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For further details, contact: The Director, Ghana Immigration Service, Box M. 53, Ministries Post Office, Accra-Ghana. Tel: 224445 Fax: 777401.




Scenes from Ghana
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