Soothing Relaxation ● Ghana Sunset ● Morning, Relaxing Meditation Music for Stress Relief, Yoga, SPA

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Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the center of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude.

On a world map you’ll find it on the west coast of Africa – the side closest to America, and bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Follow the western coast of Africa until it curves inwards and you’ll have located the Gulf of Guinea.

Ghana and is one of the many nations you’ll find here. Now draw a line straight down from London to the Gulf of Guinea and you’ll have landed on Ghana. And if anyone asks what time it is in Guinea, it’s easy. Ghana time is exactly the same as Greenwich Mean Time as it shares a time zone with London.

Ghana is one of a handful of countries vying for the title of ‘closest to the equator’, so you aren’t likely to find a climate more tropical than this. As such, Ghana doesn’t have four seasons, but rather two, one wet and one dry.

It’s also pretty hot, reaching about 30°C or 86°F on most days. The country is about equal parts sandy desert, shrubby savannah, and lush rainforest. The area along the coast is dry, but the ubiquitous heat is tempered by cool breezes blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean.

Just above the coast, the massive man-made lake Volta and it’s beautifully green embankments stretch out along the eastern side of Ghana. In the middle of the country sits the Ashanti plateau, a series of rolling hills overgrown with tropical forests.

Go further north and the area becomes drier and turns into arid grasslands. Popular national parks include Kakum National Park, in the south, which boasts a canopy-level walkway through its jungle treetops, as well as Mole National Park, where huge herds of elephants roam the wide open spaces.

Ghana’s port city of Accra is the commercial hub of the country. It is also Ghana’s most populous city and the seat of its government.

The country’s oldest university, The University of Ghana, is located in the suburb of Legon. Some points of interest in Accra for those on holiday in Ghana include its pure white sandy beaches, well-loved by surfers, bustling street markets – where you can shop for handicrafts – and the National Museum of Ghana, which is the perfect place to explore Ghana’s rich cultural history through ancient artifacts.

International visitors flying into Accra will stop off at Kotoka International Airport. Other important cities include Kumasi, in the forested Ashanti region, and Tamale, in the northern region. Both have international terminals.

Ghana’s past is incredibly complex. The area now known as Ghana has been conquered by many African kingdoms and European nations over the past 2,000 years.

The ancient Ghana Empire was actually located higher up than present-day Ghana and included Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal. The ruler of this empire was known as the “Warrior King” (the Ghana) which is how the empire became known to its enemies and allies.

Toward the beginning of the medieval times, the empire was driven toward the coast by the rising Mali Empire. Later, during the Renaissance period, this clan of tribes – known as the Akan people – formed the Ashanti Empire, with their main seat being in the central woodlands of Kumasi. They became powerful and wealthy due to trading in gold and were pioneers in making contact with the Europeans.

Although they were given a run for their money by many other kingdoms that make up modern Ghana, the Ashanti were able to maintain control over the coastal area for many years. This allowed them to trade with the Portuguese, Dutch and the British.

In the early 20th century the British claimed the area as part of their commonwealth, naming it the “Gold Coast”. During this time the country grew into a prosperous nation through the production of non-endemic crops like cocoa and coffee, and through the establishment of many schools.

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♪ Original track title: Ghana Sunset (Soothing Relaxation, Morning, Relaxing Meditation Music for Stress Relief, Yoga, SPA)