Cape Coast

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Cape Coast,

town (1984 pop. 57,224), capital of Central Region, S Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. Known locally as Gna or Oegna, the town is an export port and fishing center. The town originated as an Ashanti trading center. It grew up around European forts built in the 17th cent. The British made it their headquarters in 1664. It was capital of the Gold Coast until superseded by AccraAccra
, city (1984 pop. 867,459), capital of Ghana, a port on the Gulf of Guinea. It is Ghana's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center.
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 in 1877. Cape Coast is also an educational center.
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Cape Coast


a city in Ghana and the administrative center of the Central District. Population, 71,600 (1970). Cape Coast is a port on the Gulf of Guinea. It exports cocoa beans and has food and fishing industries. Cape Coast has a university college. The city was founded in 1652.

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(Acquaah, Oguaa Aban, Methodist Book Depot, Cape Coast, 1968 edition of text first published in 1939).
Besides Otumfuo himself and his cortege, including the Mamponghene, Osei Bonsu II, Offinsohene Nana Wiafe Akenten, and other sub-chiefs and Abrempong, there was Juabenhene Otuo Serebour, who is also Chairman of the Council of State and, Special Guest Nana Kwesi Mbrah, Omanhen of the Oguaa Traditional Area.