5 Themes of Geography in Ghana By: kira haworth


One of the 5 Geographic Themes is location. Location is defined as a particular place or position.

Ghana is surrounded by the countries of Torgo, and Burkina Faso

Ghana's capital is Accra; Accra is located in South Ghana on the coast of the Gulf Of Guinea.

Accra (the capital of Ghana)
The busy streets of Accra
More of the busy streets of Accra

Ghana is located on the Continent of Africa. It is located in West Africa to be more precise.

A map of Africa and all of it's countries

Interesting landforms that are found in Ghana would be a Tropical Rainforest Belt, and the Akosombo Dam.

The climate in Ghana is Tropical, Wet and Dry, and the average temperature is pretty warm from 70 degrees to 82 degrees.

Crops that grow from the climate
What the climate does to the areas
Very Dry

There are only two countries that border Ghana and those two countries are the Ivory Coast and Togo

Map to show where Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo are next to each other

The only body of water found around Ghana is the South Atlantic Ocean.


The geographic theme of place is what makes an area different to another area.

Resources found in Ghana are Gold, Silver, Coca and Timber

Cocoa Beans

Ghana has several cultural groups, such as: Ewe, Guan, and Akan.

The Ewe Cultural Group
The Guan Cultural Group
The Akan Cultural Group

Ghanaians have more than one religion much like other countries; they practice religions such as: Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Rastafarian Religion, Irrelegion, Islam, and Traditional Religion.

Rastafarian Religion
Traditional Religion
Christianity Religion

In Ghana "let's get to business" conversation is considered rude. In Ghana there are 60+ different languages that are spoken. Ghanaians are all about their families, they respect the elderly, and they honor traditional rulers.

Respecting The Elderly
Different Languages
Honoring Traditional Ruler

Political parties became legal in mid-1992 after a ten-year hiatus. The Government of Ghana was created as a parliamentary democracy, followed by alternating military and civilian governments. Since independence, Ghana has been devoted to ideals of nonalignment and is a founding member of the non-aligned movement.

Human Environment Interaction:

How people have been changed by the Environment can be called adaptation. How the Environment has been changed or modified is the way people after their Environment to suit themselves.

Ghana has many crops that are grown in the country, just to name a few: Maize, Yams, Cassava, Sorghum and Millent, Rice, and Cocoa.


The types of jobs found in Ghana are: Making Cement Blocks, Manufacturing, Tailoring, Fitting, and different service jobs.

Making Cement Blocks
Education Service Job

There are a lot of endangered species in Ghana. They are endangered because there is not enough food for them to survive on and even then Ghanaians have to kill the animals to be able to feed their families.


Problems that exist in Ghana include Savannah Enroachment and desertification, poverty and rural urban migration.


The geographic theme of region is loosely defined regions are regions that are grouped together in general terms.

The education in Ghana is going to primary (Elementary) school for 6 years, going to middle school for 3 years, going to high school for 3 years, for University Bachelors Degree you must go for 4 years.

Elementary School
High School

The population of Ghana is 28,437 and the population density is 326 people per mile squared.

The area of the country in square miles is 92,099

The per capital GDP was last recorded at 3954.52 US dollars in 2016

The life expectancy for males in Ghana is 64.1 while the female life expectancy is 69.1, this was last recorded in 2016.

The literacy rate is 58% more than 4 out of every 10 Ghanaians cannot read in any language.

The climate in Ghana is tropical, Ghana is also located on the the Gulf of Guinea.


The geographic theme of movement basically just that, when people move, when products are transferred from one place to another, even idea can be a part of movement.

Ghana is a net importer of goods and services; net imports are 25 percent of GDP (2005). Most imported products are for local consumption. Export commodities are gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminium, manganese ore, diamonds and horticultural produce.


In an election that became a referendum on Ghana’s faltering economy, Nana Akufo-Addo, a leader of the opposition, surfaced Friday as the winner over the incumbent president, John Mahama.

Mr. Akufo-Addo, a lawyer and former foreign minister, rode a wave of popular discontent at a time when the growth rate has plummeted along with oil and commodity prices.

The West African country, which produces oil, gold and cocoa, has endured a currency crisis, electricity shortages, and took a $918 million bailout from the International Monetary Fund last year in the face of mounting debt.

The weight of those economic woes proved an insurmountable hurdle for Mr. Mahama, who ascended from the vice presidency in 2012 following the death of his predecessor, John Atta Mills.

Mr. Akufo-Addo won 53.9 percent of the roughly 11 million votes cast compared with 44.4 percent for Mr. Mahama, Ghana’s electoral commission announced Friday night.

Supporters who had gathered for hours at Mr. Akufo-Addo’s compound in the center of Accra, the capital, erupted in ecstasy at the news that Mr. Mahama had called his rival to concede defeat.


Created with images by Erik Cleves Kristensen - "Independence Square in Accra" • noramorgan - "ghana-location" • whiteafrican - "African Population Map" • 300td.org - "Rainforest in Ghana" • CDKNetwork - "Maize planted on raised beds_Ghana_Yaw Osei-Owusu" • The Alliance of Religions and Conservation - "SAMSUNG" • CDKNetwork - "AAGL-0009M_Ghana_Research site conditions 002_by RIPS University of Ghana" • CDKNetwork - "AAGL-0009M_Ghana_Research site conditions 003_by RIPS University of Ghana" • Fæ - "Map of Church of Scotland Mission Fields, late 19th century (imp-cswc-GB-237-CSWC47-LS2-001)" • Atmospheric Infrared Sounder - "Carbon Monoxide Blooms September 2005" • Frontierofficial - "Ghana Teaching Project" • dbnunley - "Timber" • fill - "pyrite pyrites fools gold" • 526663 - "cocoa beans cocoa cacao" • Arcaion - "nuts screw metal" • Unsplash - "wood logs lumber" • James St. John - "Chertified pisolitic bauxite (Arkansas, USA)" • US Army Africa - "USARAF Chaplains support African land forces" • Retlaw Snellac Photography - "ghana asantahene" • TREEAID - "Alanig Bawa drying cowpeas" • Hans - "cornfield corn field" • chadskeers - "Cassava dough" • Pexels - "field green rice" • Petr Meissner - "Tailor" • The Alliance of Religions and Conservation - "Ghana - woodlot harvesting 022" • atvowles - "SDC13497" • chadskeers - "Weird waves" • OER Africa - "Students and Technology I" • SEDACMaps - "Ghana: Settlement Points" • SEDACMaps - "Ghana: Urban Extents" • SEDACMaps - "Ghana: Settlement Points" • SEDACMaps - "Ghana: Urban Extents" • DKrue - "old books font paper" • chadskeers - "Tropical Clouds" • real-napster - "highway night photograph lights" • MichaelGaida - "gas gas bottle propane" • bagaball - "Ghana"

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