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Greater Accra

Greater Accra Region, the gateway to Ghana and home of our vibrant Capital City, is one of the most exciting and distinctive regions. Although the smallest region, it is the most densely populated, containing the two great metropolitan areas of Accra and Tema, the Country's major industrial and commercial centers. Kotoka International Airport is located about 12km from the centre of Accra.

The City of Accra has been Ghana's capital since 1877, and contains a range of absorbing museums and public monuments, modern business and commercial areas, as well as busy markets and tree-lined residential suburbs.

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National Museum of Ghana

This museum has a splendid display of exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana from prehistoric times to modern times.

 

Independence Square

The venue for many national celebrations, dominated by the Independence Arch and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier.

 

The National Theatre

The distinctive architecture of this modern building encompasses an important national center for the performing arts.

 

The Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture

A source of inspiration to many, this Centre now houses a research library and gallery of manuscripts, as well as the grave of this famous African-American scholar and his wife.

 

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

This is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, and a famous Pan-Africanist.

 

Osu Castle

Formerly known as Christianborg Castle and built in 1659, it has been the seat of government since the early 1920s. It is the official residence of the President of Ghana, and not open to the public.

 

The Markets of Accra

Amongst the most famous markets of Accra are Makola market located on Kojo Thompson road, and the Osu Night Market, where market stalls are illuminated by hundreds of lanterns and candles.

 

The University of Ghana at Legon is just 14km north of Accra, and its distinctive buildings are set amongst elegant tree-lined gardens that are popular with students and visitors alike.

 

Tema, on the other hand, is a new town some 30km from Accra, with Ghana's foremost commercial port and our large fishing fleet. Its modern industrial zone is one of our major commercial hubs.

 

The beaches of the Atlantic coast are popular with visitors and Ghanaians alike. La Pleasure Beach and Kokrobite Beach, just 25km west of Accra, are particularly popular at weekends.

 

Shai Resource Reserve

The conservation area in the Shai Hills is part of Ghana's commitment to the preservation of its natural heritage and wildlife.