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Accra – Ghana's Largest City

Accra City center: 13 km
Dbl. from 38.00EUR
Accra City center: 4.4 km
Dbl. from 170.77EUR
02394 Accra
Dbl. from 76.00EUR
Accra City center: 1.2 km
Dbl. from 451.00EUR
Accra City center: 7.6 km
Dbl. from 351.03EUR
00233 Accra City center: 9.6 km
Dbl. from 74.00EUR
12125 Accra City center: 1.3 km
Dbl. from 126.00EUR
00233 Accra City center: 1.3 km
Dbl. from 132.00EUR
Accra City center: 1.4 km
Dbl. from 152.00EUR
Accra City center: 0 km
Dbl. from 237.18EUR
38000 Accra
00233 Accra City center: 11.3 km
Accra City center: 16.1 km
Accra City center: 2 km
Accra City center: 2 km
Accra City center: 35 km
00233 Accra City center: 6.3 km
00233 Accra City center: 11.5 km
00233 Accra City center: 13.5 km
00233 Accra City center: 1.3 km
10255 Accra City center: 2.3 km
During the 17th century this city had many forts built by various countries such as Portugal, Sweden, and France. The 19th century saw it finally become an important growing town after the British gained control. It soon became an important port, and after the railway was built through the rest of the country, it became possible to export cocoa. After the WWII era, planning and development led to a clear business district and well laid out neighborhoods. Independence was gained in the second half of the 20th century, and the city came into its own taking influences from all the countries that had visited or occupied the area. It has become a proud transportation hub and tourist destination.

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.

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