Accra is the capital of the republic of Ghana and is the largest and most populated city of this African country. With an estimated population of over 2 million the capital is divided in to 10 local government districts. The city has a rich cultural heritage due to its close ties with the other African nations.
The main sites of interest in the city include the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum which houses a museum honoring Ghana's 1st president. The independence arch, the Osu Castle which is a 17 century fort with a museum housing important documents of Ghana's political history, Elmina Castle, Cape Coast Castle and the National Museum of Ghana are some of the culturally important sites that a tourist must visit. Labadi beach, Bojo Beach and James town Lighthouse are some of the major beachfront attractions of Accra. Numerous beachfront resorts and B'Bs are ever present to cater to the needs of the tourists
Public transport is the cheapest mode of travel in the city. Using the maps, tourists can easily locate most sites. The bus service is reliable, safe and reaches most parts of the city. For the rest you can opt to walk or hail a taxi.
The Ghanaian Cedi is the currency that is used in the city
Every mouthful of Ghanaian food is a packed to the brim with flavor. Be sure to try Tou Zaafi which is a dish made of maize, waakye a dish of rice and beans and the famous Jollof rice where rice and vegetable are fried with different spices and herbs. The cuisine is influenced by what grows in the land. Ghanaians specially love their Cassava and incorporate it into many of their dishes.
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