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The population of Ghana is 27.5 million (2017). The population density is about 115 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 2.17%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 30.5 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 7 (2017)
Life expectancy is 67 years. (men 64.5 and women 69.6 years (2017)

The population of Ghana is 98.5% black Africans. the main tribes are: Akan 47.5%, Moshi-Dagomba 16.6%, Ewe 13.9%, Ga 7.4%, Gurma 5.7%. Europeans and others make up 1.5% of the population.


English is the official language of Ghana. Furthermore, Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe and Ga are widely spoken, as well as several other indigenous languages.


The north of Ghana is Muslim (16%) and the south is Christian (63%). There are also followers of indigenous religions (9%) and 6% follow another religion.


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Last updated April 2024
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