Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain on March 6, 1957. Currently led by President Nana Akufo Addo, the West African nation has an estimated population of 27 million people spread across a total land area of 238,535 km². As of 2018, Ghana recorded GDP of $125billion, with its top exports Gold, Crude Petroleum, Cocoa Beans, Cocoa Paste, and Coconuts, sold to trading partners that include India, Switzerland, China, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates. Ghana’s administrative capital is located in Accra, and its official currency is the Ghana cedi (GH₵) (GHS).
Notable Animal Diseases: Peste Des Petit Ruminant, Bovine Pleuropneumonia, and Swine Fever.