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Accra \Accra\ n. 1. the capital city of Ghana.


n. The capital of Ghana.


Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million . It is also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and of the Accra Metropolitan District, with which it is conterminous. Accra is furthermore the anchor of a larger metropolitan area, the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people and the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in Africa.

Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Originally built around three different settlements including a port (Jamestown), it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast between 1877 and 1957. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.

Accra serves as the Greater Accra region's economic and administrative hub. It is furthermore a centre of a wide range of nightclubs, restaurants, and hotels. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have been built, including the multi-storey French-owned Novotel hotel. The city's National Theatre was built with Chinese assistance. In 2010, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network designated Accra a Gamma-minus-level world city, indicating a growing level of international influence and connectedness.

The central business district of Accra contains the city's main banks and department stores, and an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana's government administration is concentrated. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and commercial sectors, fishing, and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing, and chemicals. Tourism is soon becoming a thriving business for arts and crafts, history cites and local travel & tour agents. The oxford street in Osu – Accra has grown to become the hub of business and night life in Accra.

Accra (genus)

Accra is a genus of moths belonging to the subfamily Tortricinae of the family Tortricidae.

Usage examples of "accra".

It is mentioned above that on the Gold Coast cacao is brought down to Accra as head-loads, or in barrels, or in motor-lorries.

That the consumption of cacao is expected to grow greater yet in the immediate future is reflected in the prices of raw cacao, which, as soon as they were no longer fixed by the Government, rose rapidly, thus Accra cacao rose from 65s.

There were urban planners there, too, from places like Accra and Buenos Aires, and from small towns and villages carved out of the most unlikely geographies.

Or in an Accra daily, with African politicians complaining of neo-colonial exploitation.

While Makerakera the expert on aggression sweated frantically to weld together a scratch team of whoever could be spared to join him - Choong from Hong Kong, Jenny Fender from Indiana, Stanislaus Danquah from Accra, and some trainees - the little Greek Pericles Phranakis turned his back on the catastrophe and went away down a path of his own, to a land where success had crowned his efforts with a wreath of bay.

Stopping a few hours at Cape Coast Castle, Accra, and other ports they at last arrived at Bonny.

The superstition of the negroes is wonderful, and at Accra they are, if possible, more superstitious than anywhere else.

The surf is heavy at Accra and Frank held his breath, as, after waiting for a favorable moment, the steersman gave the sign and the boat darted in at lightning speed on the top of a great wave, and ran up on the beach in the midst of a whirl of white foam.

The surf was much heavier here than it had been at Accra, and each wave threw the boat almost perpendicularly into the air, so that only a few feet of the end of the keel touched the water.

Shortly after Britain formally applied for membership in the European Common Market, a meeting of the Commonwealth Economic Con-, sultative Council was convened at Accra, in Ghana, to explore the difficulties to Commonwealth trade that might arise.

Fleming and Hees submitted drafts of their intended remarks to the Prime Minister, had them approved, then flew to Accra accompanied by six Canadian correspondents.

In Ottawa, meanwhile, the press reports coming back 324 Exercise of Power from Accra were causing considerable excitement.

When Pearson asked him to comment on the Accra reports, the Prime Minister replied he was confident that the stories did not represent what was said.

Fleming and Hees had no idea of the furor they had caused in Canada, until they landed in Rome the day after the Accra conference.

The Prime Minister was blazing mad and warned Fleming that he would renounce the Accra performance.