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

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#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.


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