The Republic of Ghana stretches inland from the Gulf of Guinea on the western 'bulge' of Africa, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the South, Togo to the East, Burkina Faso to the North and Cote d'Ivoire to the West. With a surface area of 238,837 sq km, it is similar in size to Great Britain. The country lies on zero (0) longitude of the West Africa Coast. It is bisected by the Greenwich Meridian and lies entirely within the northern tropics between 4.50N and 110. Most of the country is relatively flat and lies below an altitude of 150m but several peaks in the east rise to above 800m. It has a tropical climate, warm to hot all year round.