Talk:Ghana

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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Ghana, please use the 24-hour clock to show times, e.g. 09:00-12:00 and 18:00-00:00.

Please show prices in this format: GH₵100, and not GHS100.

Please use British spelling.

Get Around / By Car[edit]

Quote: "Also it should be noted that cars with foreign registration are not allowed to circulate between 6am and 6pm." I assume this should read "between 6pm and 6am", that is, at night. But since it's only an assumption, I won't change it. Also, I really have no idea if this is still in effect.

I had a look at The Road Traffic Regulations 1974 [1], The Road Traffic Bill [2] and The Road Traffic Ordinance [3] and see no mention of that anywhere. --(WT-en) NJR_ZA 14:48, 11 July 2007 (EDT)

Currency redenomination[edit]

As Ghana cedi was redenominated at the beginning of July 2007 by dropping four zeros, all the articles dealing with Ghana should probably therefore be converted to use the new "Ghana cedi" (1 new cedi = 10000 old cedis). Information about the redenomination can be found here. (WT-en) Tommi 10:02, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Plunge forward! (WT-en) Jpatokal 11:32, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Ewe phrasebook[edit]

I created a very, very basic Ewe phrasebook today, from what I remember 13 years ago. Please help contribute. Me dah see (WT-en) Jargas 05:08, 23 July 2008 (EDT)

Regions[edit]

This is the last major West African country to tackle on this front. There are 10 administrative divisions and that is clearly too many. I think Geography is the key and I propose:

Four regions seems about right. This topo map is very helpful. --(WT-en) Burmesedays 00:30, 31 January 2010 (EST)

Proposed Ghana Split.png
I have just sketched that out and it would look something like this (later refined for river boundaries etc). --(WT-en) Burmesedays 00:59, 31 January 2010 (EST)
Any thoughts on this? The map is drawn except for the regions... --(WT-en) Burmesedays 20:53, 1 February 2010 (EST)
The regions look fine to me. (WT-en) AHeneen 22:14, 1 February 2010 (EST)
I had tried to divide Ghana, but I didn't get far enough along to make a proposal, because I couldn't figure out how to best keep the Ashanti region, but I think seems good. Just to make sure: it's AshantI-Kwahu, right? That is what is written in your proposal, but the map says AshantU-Kwahu. (WT-en) ChubbyWimbus 22:21, 1 February 2010 (EST)
Yes, Ashanti-Kwahu is correct - a typo on the map. Thanks to you both. I will draw the regions later today and another one will be polished off. --(WT-en) Burmesedays 22:29, 1 February 2010 (EST)
Done. A very enjoyable map to draw. We have a lot of content for Ghana already and it is good to get it all organised.--(WT-en) Burmesedays 04:15, 2 February 2010 (EST)

Rethinking[edit]

I would like to split the coast into two regions, as there is way too much, really, for one article. The usual travel guide method is to do the West, Accra region, and East, but I think that is unnecessary. The Accra region is often thought of as the Ga-speaking region, which extends all the way to Ada—nearly covering the whole of the coast east of the capital. There isn't much to see or do east of Accra, either. Whereas there is a ton of stuff to do west of Accra, and it is a much larger area. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 13:53, 26 June 2012 (EDT)

While we're at it, I think Tamale should be moved to the north for cultural and logistical regions. The Volta region should probably be split east-west, but that can wait. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 13:59, 26 June 2012 (EDT)

price update needed[edit]

the prices mentioned, (for food, hotel) seems very outdated. recent prices would be much higher. 41.218.244.190 12:21, 27 November 2010 (EST)

Please change them if you have newer knowledge! -- (WT-en) D. Guillaime 13:08, 27 November 2010 (EST)

See[edit]

I had a go at updating the see section for Ghana yesterday, would be interested in any comments\feedback. Is it useful? Anything else that needs to go into there.

(WT-en) kodzos 05:19, 22 May 2012 (EDT)

Which 9 cities and Other destinations?[edit]

At the country-wide level, no more than 9 selected cities and "Other destinations" are listed. Which ones should we list? Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:43, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

The 9 largest cities and then some UNESCO World Heritage Sites would perhaps be a good solution? ϒpsilon (talk) 20:58, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Unless someone objects in the next 24 hours or so, let's do it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:10, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
See what you think of my efforts. I ended up listing 9 "Other destinations" plus one complex UNESCO listing that encompasses forts and castles in numerous cities. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:02, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
There are now 10 "Other destinations" plus the complex UNESCO listing. Which one is least important and should be removed, per the 7+2 rule? Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Several of them appear to be villages, which would technically qualify them to go under Cities, so those should probably all be removed. Texugo (talk) 13:35, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, Adanwomase seems to be a village, and Nzulezo and Wli Todzi are described as villages in their listings. However, since Nzulezo is a village on stilts that's a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's important to feature it somehow. If we're not listing it among the 9 cities or other destination, at the very least it should be mentioned and linked in "See," don't you think? Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I'd support putting it in See. Texugo (talk) 14:36, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I decided to also mention Wli Todzi with a link in the "Nature" subsection of "See." Have a look at the section at your leisure and tell me whether you think it fits there or should be removed. I also changed the "Historic sites" subsection of "See" to "Historic and UNESCO World Heritage sites," to more easily fit Nzulezo into that subsection. Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:08, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Currency, time and spelling conventions[edit]

Below is a proposed infobox to let readers know which formatting conventions to use in Wikivoyage articles. Do you agree with these proposals? If you have direct knowledge of what is most commonly used in the country, please let us know. Ground Zero (talk) 12:38, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Moved to the top of this page. Ground Zero (talk) 04:25, 28 December 2019 (UTC)