DEMOGRAPHY

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DEMOGRAPHY

Area: 92,098 sq mi, 238,533 sq km. Population (2007): 22,931,000. Density (2007): persons per sq mi 249.0, persons per sq km 96.1.

DEMOGRAPHY
Area: 92,098 sq mi, 238,533 sq km. Population (2007): 22,931,000. Density (2007): persons per sq mi 249.0, persons per sq km 96.1. Urban (2006): 46.8%. Sex distribution (2006): male 50.05%; female 49.95%. Age breakdown (2006): under 15, 38.7%; 15-29, 29.0%; 30-44, 18.1%, 45-59, 8.9%, 60-74, 4.2%, 75-84, 1.0%, 85 and over , 0.1%. Ethnic composition (200): Akan 41.6%; Mossi 23.0%, Ewe 10.0%; Ga-Adangme 7.2%; Gurma 3.4%; Nzima 1.8; Yoruba 1.6%; other 11.4%. Religious affiliation (2005): Protestant 23.7%, traditional beliefs 21.5%; Sunni Muslim 20.1%; Independent Christian 15.9%; Roman Catholic 12.2%; other 6.6%;. Major Cities (2001) : Accra (2003) 1,847,432; Kumasi 627,600; Tamale 269,200: Tema 237,700; Obuasi 122,600. Location: western Africa, bordering Burkina Faso, Togo, the Atlantic Ocean, and Cote d’Ivoire.

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