Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Ghana

Population: 25 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Accra

Area: 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)

Main languages: English (official), Akan languages e.g. Twi, Fante

Main religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 64 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 67%, Youth [15-24] 81% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban population (% of total): 52.6% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 11.2 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 78 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 14.3% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 970.000 (UNICEF, 2011)