Ghana is located in West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to 25 million people, divided amongst 75 ethnic groups. The national per capita GDP = $3,300 (2012 est.). The north has savannas while the south is rich in forests and fertile lands. It was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to declare independence in 1957. The country is a stable parliamentary constitutional state with a president.