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Last Updated: Thursday June 16 2005 12:52 GMT

Country profile: Ghana

  • Population: 21.8 million
  • Capital city: Accra
  • Major languages: English, indigenous African languages
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Islam
  • Fascinating Fact: The Ashanti tribe are the largest tribe in Ghana. They are famous for weaving their colourful kente cloth. This material is woven in bright, narrow strips with complex patterns and is always woven outdoors, by men. It's worn mainly for special and happy occasions.



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