#5:. THE CAPITAL BUILDING WAS A CASTLE
The seat of government for Accra was located inside of a massive building called Osu Castle.
The castle was built in the 1660’s by Danish settlers and has served as the center of the area’s government for centuries.
#6:. THE CITY’S NAME IS DERIVED FROM ANTS
The name of the city, Accra, comes from the Akan word ‘nkran,’ meaning ants. This is a reference to all of the anthills that can be seen in the surrounding areas around Accra.