How Did Geography Affect The Kingdom Of Ghana

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How did geography affect society, culture, and trade of the kingdom of Ghana? The Kingdom of Ghana had lots of trade and transportation through Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean region which they traded with Rome. They had plenty of gold and food resources which helped the people throughout time. The empire had some few political problems. Ghana is located in a different place than the modern country of Ghana in West Africa. Ghana was located in the savanna region, and just south of it lay rain forests where there was an abundance of gold found in streams and mine shafts. Ancient Ghana was divided into ten regions, Western Ghana, Central Ghana, Greater Accra, Eastern Ghana, Volta, Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Northern Ghana, Upper West Ghana and Upper East Ghana. The Empire of Ghana was located in Western Africa in what is today the countries of Mauritania, Senegal, and Mali. The region lies just south of the Sahara Desert and is mostly savanna grasslands. Major rivers in the region such as the Gambia River, Senegal River, and the Niger River served as the means of transportation and trade. Vegetation grew mainly in the south western part of the Kingdom, as there was very little rain in the northern part.The climate of Ancient Ghana for most of the year was dry and hot, however rainfall did occur in some parts during the year. Due to its geographic location on the trans- Saharan trade route, Ghana had a great advantage as merchants had to pass through it to exchange goods
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