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The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for a millennium, with the first permanent state dating back to the 11th century.
Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti.
Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century.
Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast.
On 6 March 1957, it became the first sub-Saharan African nation to become independent of European colonisation.