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Ghana:  Land of Gold, Island of Peace

December 2021

As the name state, "Land of Gold, Island of Peace". Ghana has a rich culture and history.   In a time long ago, Ghana was known as the Land of Gold by the Arabs during the Trans-Saharan Trades because of their prominent use of gold. Ghana was a great West African trading empire.  It was reported to be the first great West African trading empires with vast wealth.  On the trade route to Ghana, salt was brought from the Sahara, and gold was traded to North Africa and the "Middle East".

 

The Republic of Ghana, formerly called the Gold Coast, is named after the medieval West African Ghana Empire (Mali region). The empire became known in Europe and Arabia as the Ghana Empire after the title of its Emperor, the Ghana.  The name means Warrior King.  Ghana is surrounded by Cote D'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the North, and Togo to the East.  It's southern coastline borders the Atlantic Ocean.
Today, this West African nation of over 31 million people is one of the most thriving democracies on the continent. It has often been referred to as an “island of peace” in one of the most chaotic regions on earth", according to the Ghanaembassydc.org.