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is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire. Ghana was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient predominantly Akan kingdoms, including the inland Ashanti Empire, the Akwamu, the Akyem, the Bonoman, the Denkyira, and the Fante among others. Non-Akan states created by the Ga and Ewe also existed as did states by the Gonja, Dagomba and others. Prior to contact with Europeans trade between the Akan and various African states flourished due to Akan's gold wealth. Trade with European states began after contact with the Portuguese in the 15th century, and the British established the Gold Coast Crown colony in 1874 over parts but not all of the country. The Gold Coast achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, becoming the First sub-Saharan African nation to do so from European Colonialism. The name Ghana was chosen for the new nation to reflect the ancient Empire of Ghana, which once extended throughout much of west Africa. Ghana is a member of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union, and an associate member of La Francophonie. Ghana is one of the largest cocoa producers in the world, and is also home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area.

Capital ACCRA
Currency New Ghana Cedi
Country code 00233
Spoken languages ​​ English; In addition, various popular local idioms

Passport: needed, with residual validity of at least three months. For any changes to this rule you should inquire in advance at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana ordered that-from the month of June 2011-all those who will arrive or leave the national territory, as well as the presentation of a passport with a valid visa and information compiled for the local immigration Authorities, will be subject to fingerprinting of both hands. At the same time, the same people, with separate digital equipment will be taken a photograph to waist. The legislation in question was issued on grounds of national security.


The health situation in General is lacking. Hospital and medical facilities are often deprived of basic equipment, especially in rural areas and the hygienic requirements are not respected. Medical personnel, including include periodically European volunteers (Italian) and North America, has extensive experience regarding tropical diseases. Quite good availability of medicines, while harder that that specific medicines. Doctors trust of the Embassy are Dr. Edmund Delle "Rabito Clinic, Osu, Accra, tel. 0302-777465/774526 and Dr. Solomon K.D.D. Pomenya, University Hospital, Legon (Accra), tel. 0243045335/0206301472. It's very high risk of contracting HIV/Aids and other STDs. They are very widespread recurring form, depending on the region the following diseases: typhoid, viral hepatitis, heartworms, schistomiasi, salmonella, cholera and meningitis. We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country: There is a sanitary repatriation service, run by a German organisation, which, for a fee, the helicopter transport from any location in the Country to the capital. For more information, contact West African Rescue Association Ltd. PMB CT 266 Cantonments Accra (Ghana), tel. 00233 781258 302, fax 021 781259, Cell. 00233 0244312496/00233 02444312497 email,, homepage: Warnings: We recommend that you: -After consulting a doctor, vaccination against typhoid, hepatitis A and B, tetanus and meningitis, especially for those who intend to travel to rural areas of the country; -being the country's high-risk malarial is advised, after consulting a doctor, prophylaxis (Chloroquine and Paludrine). In case of travel within the country, it is advisable to always have a box of medicines to be fed in case of sudden bouts of malaria. The best prevention is, in any case, with the use of repellents against the stings of insects, using clothing that covers all parts of the body especially in hours from dusk till dawn and stay in screened; -extreme caution and forestry in rural areas due to the presence of snakes whose bite can be fatal, especially if not taken swiftly. -disinfect vegetables before finishes preferring those cooked; -drinking bottled water without adding ice


The climate is tropical, very variable in relation to the distance from the sea. In coastal areas, the temperature is around 25-35 degrees Celsius; moisture keeps the values between 70 and 95%. For about three months a year (from December to February/March) the Harmattan, desert wind carrying sand particles into the air; the phenomenon, the duration and intensity vary, in addition to causing a permanent haze, can cause respiratory tract disorders and eyes. There are two seasons: a dry (November to June) and a rainy season (July to October).


Licence Italiana Car insurance Rc mandatory. Customs documents is required the "carnet customs passage" for the temporarily imported vehicles. Driving rules Helmets for motorcyclists: required Seat belts compulsory for the driver and all passengers BAC: a driver with a BAC greater than or equal to 0.8% is punishable by a fine ranging from 8000 to 24000 GHC and/or be imprisoned. The driver who refuses to undergo the test can be arrested and subjected to the test at the hospital. Transportation: are insured by taxi and private mini-buses, no taximeter; It is recommended to negotiate the fare before departure. Collective media is absolutely to be avoided. We recommend that you rent a car with driver available at a price not too high and can be booked at major hotels. It is worth noting the high rate of fatalities on the roads. Commuting by car is absolutely to be avoided at night. Airports: Accra (only international airport), Sunyani, Kumasi, Tamale Takaradi. Alitalia currently operates three weekly flights Rome-Lagos-Accra-Rome. Other international airlines connect daily the country with the main European capitals.

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