A: Ghana lies on the geographical coordinates of 8° 0' 0" N, 2° 0' 0" W.
Latitude and Longitude of Ghana in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||8.0||-2.0|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||8° 0' 0" N||2° 0' 0" W|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:884431.7064514227 Easting:610204.6020778159 Zone:30P|
More detail about Ghana
Ghana Exports Attracting Interest
There is a decent level of diversity within the economy of Ghana and this has attracted the attention from many other countries. There are deposits of various types of minerals available including mines of diamonds, gold, manganese ore and bauxite. These are all both produced and exported.
A major oil discovery was announced in 2007 thus leading to even more commercial interest in the area. Within five years, oil industry experts say that this country can become the third largest producer of oil located in West Africa. This will make up for the decline in the marine and timber industries that while still important, are decreasing in value.
The export revenues are made up in large part by their cash crop, cocoa. In fact, this takes up about a third of their export revenue. They export other products such as timber, palm products like coconut, coffee, and shea nuts.
There has been some donor support of this country that has enabled them to create a non-traditional agriculture way of life. They now grow products for export such as cashers, pineapples and peppers.
For their own consumption, the natives grow corn, rice, peanuts, millet, yams, cassava, plantains, and sorghum. To supplement their diet, they import other vegetables from Burkina Faso. Important staples in the diet in these regions are poultry, meat and fish.
Ghana has a relatively advanced industrial base when it is compared to other countries in Africa. There is some room for improvement which may be seen in the future. At the moment, the industries that are contributing to the economy at the moment are involved with scrap steel, tires, flour milling, apparel, textiles, cocoa processing, beverages, simple consumer goods, tobacco, manufacturing, construction and electricity, and vehicle assembly.
This list displays the wide variety of industries that Ghana is involved with but there really needs to be some improvements in the processing of these goods implemented. With these industries plus the natural resources, this country might be attracting more attention yet.