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ID: 1000166
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000166

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Ghana (nation)  Ghana (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 08 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 8.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.0000  decimal degrees

Note: An ancient empire flourished in the area of modern Ghana in the 13th century; other important native states were founded in the 14th-19th centuries; the Portuguese arrived in 1482; the area was captured by the Dutch in 1637; it was a center for the slave trade of Dutch, English, French, and Danish from the 17th-19th centuries; it was purchased by the British in the 19th century; official language is English, although French and African languages are also spoken, including Akan, Mole-Dagbani and Ewe.

Names:
Ghana (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Ghana (Spanish-P,U,N)
Ghana (French-P,U,N)
Republic of Ghana (C,V,O,English,U,N)
République du Ghana (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Ghana (C,O,Spanish,U)
Gana (C,O)
Гана (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Гана (C,O,Russian,U)
加纳 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
加纳共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
غانا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً غانا (C,O,Arabic,U)
GHA (C,O,ISO3L)
GH (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO288 (C,O,ISO3N)
GH00 (C,O,FIPS)
Gold Coast Colony (H,O,English,U,N)
Ghanaian (C,O,English,U,A)
Ghanan (C,O)
Ghananian (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ghana (nation)  ........  Ghana (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1957
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established 1960
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
controlled region (H)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Accra .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Ghana, Greater Accra) [7016412]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1957
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1957

Sources and Contributors:
Гана..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Республика Гана..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
加纳..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
加纳共和国..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
غانا..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
جُهور ةً غانا..........  [VP]
..........................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Gana..........  [VP]
...........  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
GH..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
GH00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
GHA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Ghana..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 620
..............  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:232 ff.
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-34
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
..............  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 16 June 2009
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Ghanaian..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 15
Ghanan..........  [VP]
.................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Ghananian..........  [VP]
....................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Gold Coast Colony..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 441
ISO288..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
República de Ghana..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Republic of Ghana..........  [VP]
................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 614
................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République du Ghana..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 343
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 620
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 614
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 232 ff.
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 343; 766
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-34
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 15
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 441
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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