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Akkkra is the capital of the Republic of Ghana and the center of a single region with a developed industry and culture. The metropolitan area starts on the Atlantic coast and extends deep into the deep Indies. Akra is the center of culture and tourism. Its streets are lined with a number of fancy and modest restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and cafes. Modern sports complexes are equipped with the necessary equipment and facilities. A number of new buildings were built in the 1990s, notably the National Theater and a grand French hotel with several stories. It was originally a port, around which a settlement grew up over time. It did not become a city until 1898. For a long time, it was only a city of Viekkäkköra, a European town. From 1877 to 1957, it was the capital city of the English Golden Coast.

British possession of Accra became in 1874. After becoming a capital city, the city saw a significant influx of people from England. In 1908, the Accra-Cumagli railway line began to pass through the city area. The main purpose of its creation was to connect the port area with the cacao production area. Construction was completed in 1923. ×In a year, the countrys main export commodity was cacao, the main supplier of which was Acre until 1928.

After the declaration of statehood by an independent state, a project for the development of the capital was created. The first minister of the young country, Kwame Nkrumah, played an important role in the prosperity of Acre. Modern Acre has many tourist attractions. Among them are the National Theater and Sports Stadium, the higher education institution – the Ghana Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Center for National Culture and Maiac, the National Museum of Ghana and the National Archives.

Lately, the city has become a venue for many conferences and symposia, bringing together representatives of foreign countries. Thanks to the international airport and the railway line, the city is an important transport hub. A popular shopping center in the capital is considered to be the Marketplace "Macaucla;


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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,600,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 17x17m 289m per person
  • GDP: $1,517 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 5 Mbps
  • Best wireless: AirTel
  • Tipping: Do be prepared to leave a tip when receiving a service in Ghana. It is not protocol, but generally a tip is expected and always appreciated.
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  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Taxify
  • Best hospital: Nyaho Medical
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Arik Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Air France
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2200
  • Monthly costs for family: $5600
  • Monthly costs for local: $1600
  • Meal: $12
  • Small Cola: $2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $6
  • Coffee: $4

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