Ghana lays about 499ft. above sea level.Its highest point is is Mnt. Afadjato,it rises at 2,887 ft.The lowest point is Gulf of Guinea at 0m. The coastline is low and sandy.It has many streams and rivers flowing throughout it.The hills are heavily forested.The largest water reservoir in the world is Lake Volta,which is located in Ghana.It was formed by Akosambo Dam and completed in 1965.
Slave trade was used in Anicent Ghana for human labor.There were 19 forts and 3 castles used for trading.The most famous one was The Cape Coast Castle.They were mainly used by and shipped to Britian,Germany,Denmark,Portugal,Spain,Sweden,and The Netherlands.Its estimated around 6 million slaves were shipped off to other countrys.15% of them perished at sea.
In ghana,the South had gold and the North had salt mines,so they would trade.Trade was even,an ounce of salt for an ounce of gold.Word got around to the East coast of Africa of the new trading system.With them they brought silk,ivory,spices and peacock feathers.Protection was offered for the foreign traders,but it required a fee.The king also charged an entrey and departe fee of the trading areas.Silent bartering came into place to keep everything peaceful.Gold was an export and salt was an import.
The languages spoken in Ancient Ghana were Soninke and Mande.Their government was a monarchy.They mainly ate soup with fufu,plantain,cassau,kankante,banku,boiled yam,and rice bread.Their clothes were normally deep blue,yellow,reddish brownish,greens,and black.They dyed their clothes these colors with designs.Their clothes were made from treated animal hides,furs,and feathers.