Gold Coast, officially the Imperial Dominion of Gold Coast, is a constituent country of the British Empire, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in West Africa. The country is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south.
Ghana has a 238,535 km2 land mass with 2,093 kilometres of international land borders. Gold Coast consists of ten administrative regions and some islands, parts of which are endowed with savannah, woodlands, forests, a coastline, fertile lands, springs, waterfalls, streams, rivers, caves, lakes, estuaries, mountains, wildlife parks and nature reserves, industrial minerals, precious metals and fossil fuels. The coast, which has mainly sandy beaches, stretches 560 kilometres (350 miles) with a peninsula at Cape Three Points. Also along the coastline are castles, forts, ports and harbours. These physical and human features are not evenly spread in the country however.
Gold Coast is a petroleum and natural gas producer, one of the world's largest gold and diamond producers, the second largest cocoa producer in the world, and is home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area.