What Is Ghana's Religion?


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Although there is no official religion in Ghana, approximately 71.2 percent of Ghana's population is Christian, as of 2015, according to the CIA website. However, Muslims make up about 17.6 percent of population while traditional or ancestor-based religions account for nearly 5.2 percent of the total population. Nearly 5.2 percent of the population is not affiliated with a specific religion.

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Even though the majority of Ghana's population is Christian, there also are other population statistics according to different denominations. For example, Pentecostals and Charismatics account for 28.3 percent of the Christian population, while Protestants make up about 18.4 percent. Christians who are Catholics account for 13.1 percent. However, 11.4 percent of Christians belong to other denominations, as of 2015.

In terms of regional locations, the Muslim population is found mainly in the northern portion of Ghana. Christians are situated predominately in the southern regions of this country.

The Republic of Ghana is situated in western Africa and its capital is Accra. The total population of Ghana is over 25 million. Although the official language is English, there are native languages spoken, such as Dangme, Asante and Dagomba. The largest ethnic group is in Ghana is the Akan people. This ethnic group accounts for 47.5 percent of the population. The Mole-Dagbon is the second largest ethnic group in Ghana, but there are many others.

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