The capital city of Ghana, Accra, is the most populous city in the country with more than 2.3 million residents. The city’s population is remarkable youthful with more than 56% of the population being under 24 years of age.
Between 1482 when the Portuguese first settled in what is now known as Ghana and 1680, a number of European fortresses used for trade were built along the coastline, including the Danish Christiansborg Castle (now known as Osu castle) which was used as the presidential residence right up until 2013.
The capital is the administrative, economic, and educational centre of Ghana and is split into many different colourful neighbourhoods comprising Osu, Kokomlemle, Cantonments, East Legon, Nima, and many more. You will find everything from local markets, modern shopping malls, beaches, business men in suits, and thousands of taxis to street sellers on the road, goats running loose, children in school uniforms, and big expensive houses. All in all, Accra with its welcoming and friendly citizens just might be one of the most charming cities you will ever visit.