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Elmina Fort

Inside the main courtyard
A Day Trip to Elmina

July 24th 2010
Saturday 24th July 2010 This was a purely tourist day - a trip to the village of Elmina, on the coast about 180 kilometres west of Accra. One of the main attractions in Elmina is the fort/castle - supposedly the oldest European building in Africa south of the Sahara. The fort was originally built by the Portugese in the 15th century, was captured later by the Dutch, and was then bought from ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Central » Elmina

Ghanaian Flag Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the ... ... read more
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