My 300th Postcard

Ghana

Ghana

It just so happens that my 300th postcard comes from Chris, who is from the rare country of Ghana. It was pretty awesome to reach another milestone in my postcard collection with a rare country, just like my 100th postcard came from Luxembourg. Ghana is a country located in West Africa. The name of the country actually means “Warrior King.” The capital of Ghana is Accra. The land mass of the country is 238 535 square kilometers and has a population of 24.2 million people. The country is ranked as a lower-middle income country, which puts it far ahead of many of its other African counterparts, economically. It has the 9th largest economy on the continent, is the world’s 10th largest producer of gold and the second largest producer of cacao in the world. It was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to declare gain its independence in 1957 and has been a democratic state since 1992.¬†On the sports front, the soccer team of the country, the Black Stars, was the flavour of the month in South Africa during the FIFA World Cup in 2010. I proudly supported the country at one of its matches in the quarter-final in Johannesburg but unfortunately Uruguay was just too tough an opponent. As a result of that soccer tournament, it is one of 2 countries’ flags that I own, along with that of Germany. ¬†Anyway, thanks a great deal Chris!