lies on the West African coast on the Gulf of Guinea. Its outline
is roughly that of a square 560 kilometers on a side, with an area
of 322,462 square kilometers. It is bounded on the east by Ghana,
on the north by Burkina Faso and Mali, and on the west by Guinea
and Liberia. The entire southern border is Gulf of Guinea coastline.
The nation consists
of a large plateau rising gradually from sea level to almost 500
meters altitude in the north. Vegetation changes from lagoon and
semitropical growth in the south to savanna grassland and scrub
in the north. Mountain ranges extend along the western border and
a few peaks dot the northeast corner. Four major river systems flow
southward forming parallel drainage basins. Cutting across these
basins are three geographic regions roughly parallel to the coast--the
lagoon region, the forest region, and the savanna region.
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