Accra – Ghana's Largest City
Location: Stretching Along the Atlantic Coast
The original city was built around a port but has grown to expand along the Atlantic coast up into the northern interior of Ghana. This large capital is formed into many districts and neighborhoods, many of them historical still containing bits of old forts. The Mallam and Lafa streams intersect near the western portion of the city, and the Gulf of Guinea lies to the south on the border.
Business: Economic Center of the Country
Accra breaks its economy down into three sectors, though there are many industries contained within them. Of extreme importance are financial services with dozens of banks and several other financial institutions within the city. Manufacturing, marketing, and transportation are also considered large industries. The primary sector is made up of fishery, which accounts for 78% of production labor.
Culture: Education, Memorials, and Museums
There are 18 institutions of higher learning within the city, one of them being Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. However, the memorials and museums are a big draw to visitors. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park celebrates the nation's first president, and National Museum takes the tourist from prehistory through the present. Osu Castle is a sight to see, dating back to the 17th century.
Activities: Water and All Around Family Fun
Accra has many beaches, but Labadi Beach is its most popular. It sits between two famous hotels and is lined by souvenir shops and cafes. There is also a number of people who entertain guests by drumming, dancing, and doing acrobatic performances. Within the city are also many family friendly places such as a go-carting circuit known as La Raceway and Harbin's, a bowling alley.