Accra

The capital and largest city of Ghana, in the southeast part of the country on the Gulf of Guinea. Originally the capital of an ancient Ga kingdom, it became an important economic center after the completion in 1923 of a railroad to the mining and agricultural hinterland.

FACTS:

Country: Ghana
Population: 2,291,352 (as of 2012)
Area: City: 173 km2 (67 sq mi) – Metro: 894 km2 (345.18 sq mi)
Incorporated (city): 1898
Calling Area code: 0302
Time zone: UTC

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