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The land surface of 92,100 square miles (238,540 square kilometers) is dominated by the ancient Precambrian shield, which is rich in mineral resources, such as gold and diamonds.
Highland areas occur as river escarpments, the most extensive of which are the Akwapim-Togo ranges in the east, the Kwahu escarpment in the Ashanti region, and the Gambaga escarpment in the north.
The Volta River and its basin forms the major drainage feature; it originates in the north along two widely dispersed branches and flows into the sea in the eastern part of the country near the Togolese border.
The Volta has been dammed at Akosombo, in the south, as part of a major hydroelectric project, to form the Lake Volta.
The southern forest is interrupted by a low-rainfall coastal savanna that extends from Accra eastward into Togo. The population in 2000 was approximately 20 million and was growing at a rate of 3 percent per year.
Approximately two-thirds of the people live in the rural regions and are involved in agriculture.
Ghana's subequatorial climate is warm and humid, with distinct alternations between rainy summer and dry winters.