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    Ghana Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/ghana/ghana_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo


      Geographic coordinates: 8 00 N, 2 00 W


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 239,460 sq km
      land: 230,940 sq km
      water: 8,520 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Oregon


      Land boundaries: total: 2,094 km
      border countries: Burkina Faso 549 km, Cote d'Ivoire 668 km, Togo 877 km


      Coastline: 539 km


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      continental shelf: 200 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mount Afadjato 880 m


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


      Land use: arable land: 15.82%
      permanent crops: 7.47%
      other: 76.71% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 110 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds occur from January to March; droughts


      Environment - current issues: recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Marine Life Conservation


      Geography - note: Lake Volta is the world's largest artificial lake


      NOTE: The information regarding Ghana on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ghana Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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