Ghana, officially named the Republic of Ghana, is a country located in West Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. The country has 16 regions, with many different tribes and languages. Ghana was the first country to gain independence in sub-Saharan Africa post-colonialism. It became independent on March 6, 1957. Ghana was ranked as Africa’s most peaceful country by the global peace index. Lake Volta, in the Volta region of the country, is the world’s largest man-made lake.