Slightly larger than Georgia and South Carolina combined. The name means ?Warrior King? in the Soninke language. Lake Volta ? the world?s largest artificial lake. Symbolic Black Star of Africa. Gold and Cocoa. Population equivalent to Texas and New Mexico put together. Formerly known as the Gold Coast. More than 30 forts and castles were built along the coast by the Portuguese, Swedish, Danish and Norwegians, Dutch, Germans as they competed for dominance in this area.