Sekondi and Takoradi are adjacent port cities, the combined municipality forms the capital of Western Ghana.
Takoradi, an important deepwater seaport and Ghana's first, built in 1928.
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, the fastest growing city in West Africa, home to the Asantehene (King of The Ashanti Kingdom) and the second largest city of Ghana.
Understand [ edit ]
The twin cities rose from the sites of 17th Century Dutch, Swedish and English forts and were combined into a single municipality in 1946.
Sekondi-Takoradi is Ghana's fourth largest city and an industrial and commercial centre.
The chief industries are timber, plywood, shipbuilding and railroad repair. The main railway lines to Accra and Kumasi pass through Sekondi-Takoradi.
Due to the discovery of large crude oil reserves in the western region of Ghana this area has attracted from all over the world.
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By train [ edit ]
Ghana Railway Corporation, ☎ +233 31 2181, . Takoradi connects with the main railway lines to Accra. Awaso and Kumasi.
A number of South African airmen who died in World War II are buried in this cemetery.
Takoradi European Public cemetery. edit
Market Circle, is a large trading centre and public marketplace criss-crossed with pathways that would rival any maze. There are booths and stalls selling a wide range of goods. On the outside of the Market Circle is a street lined with just as many shops if not more. Muslim money changers (Euros or Dollars), cell phone time sellers and anything else you can imagine. The Takoradi Market Circle is the commercial and economic hub of western Ghana and it covers an area of approximately 1 sq km
Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium opened in 2008 and has a capacity of 20,000 spectators. It is primarily used for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Sekondi Hasaacas FC. The stadium hosted some matches during the 2008 African Cup of Nations.
Most of Ghana's major banks have branches around the market area.
Rockhead, ( near Market circle). A nice place to relax. edit
Africa beach, ( a beach outside the town). Good destination to cool down and enjoy the surroundings. edit
Georcia, ( opposite Mantrac and next to Cape Coast Station). edit
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Contact [ edit ]
The local area telephone for Sekondi-Takoradi is
031 if calling from within Ghana.
If calling from another country use the country code +233, followed by 31 followed by the local number. Please note that the leading zero should be dropped when using the international prefix.
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