Accra is the capital of Ghana
Inhabitants: 3,350,000 (World Rank 109)
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Accra is the most populous city in and the capital of Ghana. It is the administrative, communications, and economic center of the country. Over 70% of Ghana's manufacturing capacity is located within the capital area. Accra has been Ghana's capital since 1877, and contains public buildings reflecting its transition from a 19th century suburb of Victoriasborg to the modern metropolis it is today.
Among the attractions of Accra are the National Museum, with a display of exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana from prehistoric times to modern times, the National Theatre with its distinct modern architecture, Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the Accra International Conference Centre, the fishing port at Jamestown and Makola Market.
The University of Ghana at Legon is just 14 km north of Accra, and its distinctive buildings are set amongst tree-lined gardens that are visited by students and visitors alike.
Accra is also linked internationally by the Kotoka International Airport.