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Tema(tāmə), city (1984 pop. 99,608), SE Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. With the opening of an artificial harbor in 1961, Tema developed from a small fishing village to become Ghana's leading seaport and an industrial center. Most of the country's chief export, cacao, is shipped from Tema. Manufactures include aluminum, steel, refined petroleum, soap, processed fish, chocolate, textiles, cement, and chemicals.
, large oasis, SW Saudi Arabia. Cuneiform inscriptions possibly dating from the 6th cent. B.C. have been recovered from Tayma. In ancient Arabic tradition the oasis was noted as a prosperous Jewish colony, rich in water wells and handsome buildings.
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a city in Ghana. Population, 58,800 (1970). Tema is a port on the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean. The freight turnover in 1972 was approximately 3 million tons, mainly imports. Tema has a railroad station. Enterprises include aluminum and steel plants, refineries for processing imported petroleum, and enterprises of the chemical industry, which retread automobile tires and produce toxic chemicals and detergents. The city also has enterprises of the textile and food-processing industries. Motor vehicles are assembled, and there is fishing.