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Akosombo Dam, Volta River, important natural resource, hydroelectricity, neighboring countries

A largely agricultural nation, Ghana’s most important natural resource is the soil. Of the country’s total land area, 23 percent (1999) is arable or under permanent crops, and 28 percent (2000) is forested. Gold is Ghana’s principal mineral resource; bauxite, manganese, and diamonds are also important. The Akosombo Dam on the Volta River provides hydroelectricity for Ghana and several neighboring countries.



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Akosombo Dam, Volta River, important natural resource, hydroelectricity, neighboring countries, bauxite, diamonds, manganese, soil, Gold, percent

 
 

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