capital and largest city of Ghana
of Ghana; Port city of Ghana; West African capital; Gulf of
Guinea port; Ghana's capital; Ghana's largest city; Gold Coast
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population 1,970,400 (2005), is the capital of Ghana. It is
Ghana's largest city and its administrative, communications, and
economic center. The chief manufactures are processed food,
lumber and plywood, textiles, clothing, and chemicals.
was founded by the Ga people in the 15th century as a centre for
trade with the Portuguese, who built a fort in the town, followed
by the Swedish, Dutch, French, British and Danish by the end of
the seventeenth century.
site of present-day Accra developed into a sizable town around
British and Dutch forts: Jamestown the British district and
Ussherstown the Dutch, the two areas forming the core of the
the end of the British-Asante Wars, Accra became the capital of
the British Gold Coast colony. After the completion of a railroad
to the mining and agricultural hinterland, Accra became the
economic center of Ghana. Large areas were destroyed by
earthquakes in 1862 and 1939, but the city grew around a seaport
(now relocated to Tema), and later a brewery, expanding into
beach. Very popular beach on the Atlantic ocean near Accra,
capital city of Ghana.
Accra Riots in 1948 launched the Ghanaian campaign for
independence, which led to the Ghanaian Revolution and nationhood
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