Sekondi-Takoradi


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Sekondi-Takoradi

(sĕk`əndē-täkôrä`dē), city (1984 pop. 93,822), capital of the Western Region, SW Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. An important seaport and commercial city, Sekondi-Takoradi has shipbuilding, railroad repair, and cigarette industries, and is a support and supply center for Ghana's offshore oil industry. The two parts of the city developed around Dutch and English forts built in the 17th cent. Sekondi, the older and larger of the two, prospered after the construction (1903) of a railroad to the mineral and timber resources of the hinterland. A deepwater harbor was constructed at Takoradi in 1928. The two parts were amalgamated in 1946.

Sekondi-Takoradi

 

a city in Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea; capital of the Western Region. Population, 161,000 (1970). Sekondi-Takoradi is a port, with a freight turnover of 2.4 million tons (1971); exports include bauxites, manganese ores, cocoa beans, and lumber. The city is a railroad junction and is serviced by an airport; it is also a center for trade. Sekondi-Takoradi has enterprises for transportation machine building, woodworking, including veneer factories, cement production, and tobacco processing. The food industry produces cocoa paste, cocoa butter, and chocolate. Commercial fishing is practiced, and the city has cold-storage plants for fish.

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