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Physical Characteristics Of Ghana
Ghana is located just a few degrees north of the Equator and occupies a big portion of West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. Some of the physical characteristics of Ghana are that the country rises up to 880 meters above sea level and the lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean. The Volta River flows through the country and the area around the river mostly consists of plains.
The south central area of Ghana consists of a plateau and coastal plains.
Ghana is extremely prone to dry and dusty weather and the Harmattan winds come between January and March. The weather is tropical and warm. The southeast coast is dry and the same type of weather is also found throughout the northern part of Ghana.
There are several rich natural resources in Ghana like gold, timber, manganese, diamonds, oil and limestone. These are just a few to name and there are several more natural resources that can be found in the country. However, most part of Ghana is inaccessible even by the government due to tribal occupation and they are very protective about the land and its resources. Less than 17 percent of Ghana’s land is used in agriculture or reproduction of any type. There are absolutely no industries here and there is a complete absence of infrastructure. There is abundance of land and water that is usable but inaccessible at the moment. However, Ghana has been suffering severe drought in the agricultural areas causing further concern for the people living here.
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