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Ghana

Commonwealth realm
Flag of None
Flag of None
1957–1960 Flag of Ghana
Flag of Ghana Coat of Arms of Ghana
Motto
Freedom and Justice
Anthem
God Bless Our Homeland Ghana
Map of Ghana
Federation:
Union of African States (1957-62)
CapitalAccra
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Monarch
- 1957-1960Elizabeth II
Governor-General
- 1957Sir Charles Noble Arden-Clarke
- 1957-1960William Francis Hare, Earl of Listowel
Prime Minister
- 1957-1960Kofi Kwame Nkrumah
Legislature Parliament
History
March 6, 1957Independence
November 11, 1958Federation established
July 1, 1960Republic
Commonwealth accessionMarch 6, 1957
Area238,535 km²
Flag of None Colony of the Gold Coast
Flag of None British Togoland
Ghana Flag of Ghana
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Ghana (1957-1960) was a constitutional monarchy in Western Africa. It was also one of the Commonwealth realms.


Background

Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence.[1]

Monarch

  • Elizabeth II () (March 6, 1957 - July 1, 1960)

Governor-General

  • Sir Charles Noble Arden-Clarke () (March 6, 1957 - June 24, 1957)
  • William Francis Hare, Earl of Listowel () (June 24, 1957 - July 1, 1960)

Prime Minister

  • Kofi Kwame Nkrumah () (March 6, 1957 - July 1, 1960)

Nation

Ghanaian Polities

Neighbouring Nations

References

  1. The CIA World Factbook: Introduction - Background

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