Ghana is situated in West Africa and is bounded by Burkina Faso, Togo, the Atlantic Ocean and Côte d'Ivoire. A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. Ghana's coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.
The capital, Accra, features the Makola Market, a large and busy open-air market. It is Ghana's administrative, communications, and economic center.
Kumasi, Ghana’s second city, is the historic capital of the Ashanti civilization and the hub of the society’s culture. The famous Manhyia Palace and the Royal Mausoleum are found in this city.
Today, Accra is a transport hub, home to the Kotoka International Airport and lies on railway lines to Tema, Takoradi and Kumasi. The main harbour city, Tema is connected through the Accra-Tema Motorway.