Accra, Ghana

Capital and largest city of Ghana. Population (1990 estimate) 953,500.

Accra is a port and has considerable industry, including the manufacture of textiles, processed food, and building materials.

Government activities, tourism, and handicraft production are also important to the city's economic base.  University of Ghana

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Accra is the site of an international airport and a focus of the country's railroad system, including a link to nearby Tema, which since 1962 has served as the city's deepwater port. Industries include vehicle and appliance assembly, petroleum refining, and the manufacture of foodstuffs, textiles, metal and wood products, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.

Accra is a sprawling city and presents a varied appearance, with buildings of modern, colonial, and traditional African architecture. Construction company : www.taysec.com.gh

The site of what is now Accra was occupied by villages of the Ga, the local people, when the Portuguese first visited here in the late 15th century. During the 17th century the Portuguese were forced to withdraw by the Dutch, who, along with the Danes and the English, founded rival trading posts, which became the settlements of Ussher Town, Christiansborg, and James Town, respectively. In the 19th century Great Britain purchased Dutch and Danish rights in the area, and in 1876 Christiansborg was made the capital of the Gold Coast Colony. The three separate towns grew and gradually coalesced to form the city of Accra. Much of the modern city's layout was planned in the 1920s, and since then growth has been rapid.

Major cities near Accra:

Dakar

Abidjan

East-northeast
Lagos
371 km

East
Douala
1.110 km

Yaounde