Coordinates: 8°N 2°W / 8°N 2°W / 8; -2
Ghana (i/ˈɡɑːnə/), officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, 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. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" in Mande.
The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for millennia, with the first permanent state dating back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. In 1957, it became the first sub-saharan African nation to declare independence from European colonisation.
Ghana was a Commonwealth realm between 6 March 1957 and 1 July 1960, before it became the Republic of Ghana. It was the first western African country to achieve independence.
British rule ended in 1957, when the Ghana Independence Act 1957 transformed the British Crown Colony of the Gold Coast into the independent sovereign Commonwealth realm of Ghana. The British monarch remained head of state, and Ghana shared its Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Ghana. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701. The following governors-general held office in Ghana during the commonwealth realm period:
A referendum was held on 27 April 1960, with 88.47% percent of the Ghanaian people voting in favour of a republic, 11.53% against. The republic was declared and the monarchy abolished on 1 July 1960.
Ghana is third in a three-part series of compilations of songs by The Mountain Goats that have appeared on various releases. It is preceded by Protein Source of the Future...Now!, and Bitter Melon Farm.
All songs written and composed by John Darnielle.
|Fox FM Kumasi 97.9||Varied||Ghana|
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|Peace 104.3 FM Accra||Varied,World||Ghana|
|Angel FM Kumasi||Varied||Ghana|
|Joy 99.7FM||World Africa||Ghana|
|Adom 106.3FM||World Africa||Ghana|
|Ghana Waves Radio||Varied,World,World Tropical||Ghana|
|Ghana Tube Radio||Sports,Gospel,Religious,Christian,Reggae||Ghana|
|OFMTV.COM Radio 2||Gospel||Ghana|
|ABILITY OFM Radio||Gospel,Christian,Reggae||Ghana|
|Nhyira 104.5FM||News Talk,Varied,Talk||Ghana|
|OFMTV.COM Radio 3||Gospel||Ghana|
|MyGhana Radio||World Africa||Ghana|
|Asempa 94.7FM||News Talk,News,Gospel||Ghana|
|Luv 99.5FM||World Africa||Ghana|
|Oman FM 107.1||Varied||Ghana|