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[[Africa Groundwater Atlas Home | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Ghana
 
[[Africa Groundwater Atlas Home | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Ghana
  
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Farmers are known to be living in the area of present day Ghana were farmers by the 5th century BC, and by the 9th century AD the then Ghana Empire was a major power, and included parts of modern Senegal, Mauritania and Mali. After the 10th century, the empire came under Almovarid rule, and was later incorporated into Sahelian empires such as the Mali Empire. From the 16th century much of the area was brought under the governance of the Ashanti Empire. Many European powers contested the area for trading rights from the 15th century, and modern-day Ghana fell under British colonial rule from the late 19th century. After Ghana gained independence in 1957, the country saw a series of alternating military and civilian governments, and was often affected by economic instability. Since 1992, when multi-party system politics was restored, Ghana has enjoyed relative political stability, and has seen growing economic prosperity.  
 
Farmers are known to be living in the area of present day Ghana were farmers by the 5th century BC, and by the 9th century AD the then Ghana Empire was a major power, and included parts of modern Senegal, Mauritania and Mali. After the 10th century, the empire came under Almovarid rule, and was later incorporated into Sahelian empires such as the Mali Empire. From the 16th century much of the area was brought under the governance of the Ashanti Empire. Many European powers contested the area for trading rights from the 15th century, and modern-day Ghana fell under British colonial rule from the late 19th century. After Ghana gained independence in 1957, the country saw a series of alternating military and civilian governments, and was often affected by economic instability. Since 1992, when multi-party system politics was restored, Ghana has enjoyed relative political stability, and has seen growing economic prosperity.  
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The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the [[Geology | geology resource page]] for more details).   
 
The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the [[Geology | geology resource page]] for more details).   
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Ghana geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
Other, larger scale, geological maps are available in printed format: see the Key Geology References section below for more details.
 
Other, larger scale, geological maps are available in printed format: see the Key Geology References section below for more details.
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[[ File:Ghana_Geology3.png | center | thumb| 400px | Geology of Ghana at 1:5 million scale. Developed from USGS map (Persits et al. 2002). For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Ghana geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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[[ File:Ghana_Geology3.png | center | thumb| 400px | Geology of Ghana at 1:5 million scale. Developed from USGS map (Persits et al. 2002). For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]]]
 
   
 
   
  
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The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Hydrogeology Map | hydrogeology map]] resource page for more details).  
 
The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Hydrogeology Map | hydrogeology map]] resource page for more details).  
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Ghana geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
Other hydrogeological maps at different scales and in different formats have been produced; some are listed in the key hydrogeology references section below.  
 
Other hydrogeological maps at different scales and in different formats have been produced; some are listed in the key hydrogeology references section below.  
  
  
[[File:Ghana_Hydrogeology3.png | center | thumb| 400px| Hydrogeology of Ghana at 1:5million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | hydrogeology map]] resource page. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Ghana geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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[[File:Ghana_Hydrogeology3.png | center | thumb| 400px| Hydrogeology of Ghana at 1:5million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | hydrogeology map]] resource page]]
  
  

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