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10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know about the Popular Ghana’s Capital – “ACCRA”

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#7:. THE AREA USED TO BE HOME TO GA VILLAGES

The modern day site of Accra used to be home to several villages of the Ga tribe. The Ga people farmed the area for hundreds of years before colonial settlers came into the area.

#8:. COCOA HELPED THE CITY GROW FAST

Accra owes quite a bit of it’s growth to the cocoa trade. In 1908, the Accra-Kumasi railway was built that connected the largest port (Accra) with one of the country’s main growing regions (Kumasi). It took until 1923 to build the railway, but in another year, cocoa was already the largest export in Ghana.


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