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    Ghana Geography - 1990

      Total area: 238,540 km2
      land area: 230,020 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Oregon

      Land boundaries: 2,093 km total; Burkina 548 km, Ivory Coast 668 km, Togo 877 km

      Coastline: 539 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 nm;

      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north

      Terrain: mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area

      Natural resources: gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber

      Land use: 5% arable land; 7% permanent crops; 15% meadows and pastures; 37% forest and woodland; 36% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: recent drought in north severely affecting marginal agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; dry, northeasterly harmattan wind (January to March)

      Note: Lake Volta is world's largest artificial lake

      NOTE: The information regarding Ghana on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ghana Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ghana Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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