Accra
in Greater Accra Region, Ghana

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
5.556 and -0.197 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 5° 33' 21" and W -0° 11' 48"
Currency and Currency Code:
Cedi - GHS
Spoken languages:
English, Akan, Ewe, Twi
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 03:43 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Accra
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:01 am and 5:49 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-7.462 and 178.667 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Temotu Village
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ghana in Western Africa

Safety Score: 2,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Ghana.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ghana. Last Update: 2019-12-13 07:23:04

Discover Accra

Accra in Greater Accra Region with it's 1,963,264 citizens is a place in Ghana. It's the capital of this country.

Current time in Accra is now 03:43 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Accra with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports near Accra, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Ghana is Kotoka International Airport in a distance of 4 mi (or 6 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Ghana is Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions in a distance of 49 mi (or 79 km), East. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Koforidua, Cape Coast, Odumase Krobo, Ho and Lome. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 82 °F

Morning Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Chance of rainfall 4%
Air Humidity 78%
Air Pressure 1011 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 19% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Sunday, 15th of December 2019

28°C (82 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Monday, 16th of December 2019

28°C (82 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Tuesday, 17th of December 2019

28°C (82 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Kempinski Hotel Gold Cost City

Address
0,1 mi
Pmb 66 - Ministries,Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


The Aknac Hotel

Address
0,0 mi
Trasacco Valley
Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


BEST WESTERN PLUS ACCRA BEACH

Address
0,7 mi
DTD 51 BEACH DRIVE
233 Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Accra City Hotel

Address
0,6 mi
Barnes Road
Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

Address
1,1 mi
Mozambique Link, North Ridge
CT 3998 Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


MIKLIN HOTEL

Address
1,0 mi
7 AKO ADJEI STREET
00233 Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


ROYAL RAVICO HOTEL

Address
1,0 mi
1 RAVICO ROAD
23321 Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


MARISET PLAZA HOTEL

Address
1,0 mi
608 AGBAWE ROAD
12125 Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel North Ridge

Address
1,0 mi
21 Dr. Isert Road
Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Grand View Hotel

Address
1,2 mi
Kantamanto, Near Accra UTC
Accra
Ghana

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

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Smarter Cities Accra

Published: April 10, 2013
Length: 20:50 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: IBM Smarter Cities

A new report by IBM entitled "A Vision for Smarter Growth: an IBM Smarter Cities Report on Accra, Ghana" highlights how the rapidly emerging West African city should turn to technology to transform...


Afia African Village Accra Ghana

Published: July 30, 2012
Length: 01:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Xplore Film

http://www.theworldlovefoundation.org Set in 3 acres of lush tropical landscape, Afia African Village is a quiet oasis in the vibrant city of Accra, Ghana. The serene oceanfront environment...


Accra Ghana Temple

Published: October 11, 2014
Length: 27:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Brian Olson

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Boarding Emirates A340-500 from Accra to Dubai

Published: December 26, 2012
Length: 22:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Karl Omatsola

Boarding Emirates A340-500 from Accra to Dubai.


Accra, Ghana

Published: October 27, 2010
Length: 37:09 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: georeiser

In the streets of Accra. Filmed with GoPro HD Hero camera.


High Street (1) - Accra, Ghana

Published: February 21, 2010
Length: 09:21 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Ghanapedia

This clip was part (1) of (2) of High Street in Accra, which runs parallel to the coastline. The clip starts at the corner of Thorpe Link & High Street, with the first building seen (with the...


Blade Art - Ed-Franklin Gavua (Accra/Ghana)

Published: February 07, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: AnkwaRoots

In 2014 Ed-Franklin Gavua donated 70 pieces of his Blade Art to support social projects in Accra/Ghana - info/support: www.ankwa-roots.org Gavua says about his Blade Art:"I discover this interestin...


From Africa with Love & Style : Shooting in Accra

Published: March 25, 2014
Length: 45:57 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: MoonLook

We had a lot of fun shooting in Accra, from Jamestown lighthouse to Labadi beach, a sneak peek. Photographer : OrpheeNoubissi.com Assistant photographer : AmfoConnolly.com Make Up & Hair...


Brutal 370z acceleration and BMW 328 Close call (Accra Ghana)

Published: October 07, 2012
Length: 31:59 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Ahmad Minkara


4 Bedroom House for Rent in East Airport, Accra, Ghana

Published: June 14, 2014
Length: 14:22 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: SellRent Ghana

Click http://sellrentghana.com to find out more details about the 4 Bedroom House for Rent in East Airport, Accra, Ghana.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

National Museum of Ghana

The National Museum of Ghana is in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. It is the largest and oldest of the six museums under the administration of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB). The museum building was opened on 5 March 1957 as part of Ghana’s independence celebrations. The official opening was performed by Duchess of Kent, the late Princess Marina. The Museum's first Director was A.W. Lawrence.

Located at 5.55667, -0.207778 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Government buildings completed in 1957, Museums in Ghana, Buildings and structures in Accra, National museums

Ghana Stock Exchange

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is the principal stock exchange of Ghana. The exchange was incorporated in July 1989 with trading commencing in 1990. It currently has around 36 listed companies and 2 corporate bonds. All types of securities can be listed. Criteria for listing include capital adequacy, profitability, spread of shares, years of existence and management efficiency. The GSE is located in Accra.

Located at 5.5556, -0.202153 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Ghana Stock Exchange, Stock exchanges in Africa, Economy of Ghana, Buildings and structures in Accra, Organizations established in 1989, 1989 establishments in Ghana

Accra Sports Stadium

Accra Sports Stadium is a multi-use, 40,000 all-seater stadium in Accra, Ghana, mostly used for association football matches. Originally known as the Accra Sports Stadium, the stadium was renamed after Ohene Djan, the country's first Director of Sports, in 2004. Its renaming was quite controversial and opposed by many in Accra's community. There has been ongoing controversy about the name of the stadium.

Located at 5.55153, -0.191767 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Ghana, Athletics (track and field) venues in Ghana, National stadiums, Sports venues in Ghana, Sport in Accra, Buildings and structures in Accra

Accra Sports Stadium disaster

The Accra Sports Stadium disaster occurred at the Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana on May 9, 2001. It took the lives of 127 people, making it the worst stadium disaster to have ever taken place in Africa. It occurred during a match between Ghana's two most successful football teams, Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club and Asante Kotoko. Trouble had been anticipated, and extra security measures had been taken.

Located at 5.55167, -0.191667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Stadium disasters, Human stampedes, Football in Ghana, Sport in Accra, 2001 disasters, Disasters in Ghana, 2001 in Ghana, 2001 in African sport, Police misconduct in Ghana

Accra International Conference Centre

The Accra International Conference Centre is an events venue in Accra, Ghana. Other venues include the Ghana Trade Fair and the National Theatre, but the Conference Centre is more popular due to it being significantly larger than the National Theatre, and at the same time smaller than the Ghana Trade Fair Centre (which was built to host pan-African events).

Located at 5.5543, -0.1933 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Accra, Conferences, Ghana state buildings

Independence Arch (Accra)

The Independence Arch, part of the Independence Square with the shown Black Star Gate (also called Independence Gate), in Accra, Ghana, inscribed with the words "Freedom and Justice, AD 1957", commemorates the independence of Ghana, a first for Sub Saharan Africa. It contains monuments to Ghana's independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, Independence Square, and the Liberation Day Monument.

Located at 5.549, -0.193 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Accra, Triumphal arches, Monuments and memorials in Ghana, Ghana state buildings

Liberation Day Monument

Liberation Day monument is a monument in Accra, Ghana. It stands in honour of several veterans of the Burma campaign, during the Second World War, in which they fought for the British Empire. After returning to Ghana, some protested peacefully and were en route to the Christiansborg Castle, the seat of government, when they were shot to death.

Located at 5.55, -0.19 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Accra, Monuments and memorials in Ghana

Osu Castle

Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg or simply the Castle, is a castle located in Osu, Accra, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf of Guinea. The first substantial fort was built by the Danish in the 1660s, though the castle has changed hands between Denmark, Portugal, the Akwamu, Britain, and finally post-Independence Ghana, and was rebuilt numerous times.

Located at 5.54694, -0.1825 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1660s architecture, Castles in Ghana, Government of Ghana, Former Danish colonies

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah. A video of the mausoleum can be found here.

Located at 5.54444, -0.202778 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Accra, Monuments and memorials in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana state buildings

Black Star Square

Black Star Square, part of the Black Star Gate, is a public square in Accra, Ghana. Nearby is Accra Sports Stadium and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The Black Star Square is a site for Ghana`s Independence Day parades (every 6th of March) and national festivals. Every visitor is free to take pictures of buildings (including the "Black Star Gate"), but might not be permitted for close up "shots" of the "Independence Arch".

Located at 5.5476, -0.1926 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Squares in Ghana, National squares

Ghana School of Law

The Ghana School of Law (GSL) is an educational institution in Ghana for training lawyers. The school is only one that provides training for law graduates in the Barrister at Law program. The Professional Law Course is designed for Law Graduates who have obtain an LLB degree. On completion of this course the graduate is qualified to practice law in Ghana.

Located at 5.55561, -0.196327 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Universities and colleges in Ghana, Educational institutions established in 1958

Accra High School

Accra High School is a secondary school located in Accra, Ghana in West Africa.

Located at 5.56667, -0.199722 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Education in Accra, Educational institutions established in 1923, High schools in Ghana

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Accra.

Other districts

These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Accra.

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Accra.

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14 Dec
2019

ISTEM
Starting at: 09:00 am (09:00).
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Women In Finance & Investment Summit
Starting at: 09:30 am (09:30).
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SECURITY, IT AND CADD SEMINAR
Starting at: 11:00 am (11:00).
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Open Talk China
Starting at: 04:00 pm (16:00).
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15 Dec
2019

The Village Ghana : A 360 Cultural Experience
Starting at: 12:00 pm (12:00).
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16 Dec
2019

Adventures Live! Festival
Starting at: 10:00 am (10:00).
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17 Dec
2019

The Living Ghana Experience ( Accra Tour)
Starting at: 11:00 am (11:00).
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19 Dec
2019

Advanced Business Case Writing Certification Training-Technocerts
Starting at: 09:00 am (09:00).
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Link Up
Starting at: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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20 Dec
2019

Diaspora Drive 2019
Starting at: 03:00 pm (15:00).
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AfroTriping | Year Of Return Ghana Trip | 8 Nights
Starting at: 06:00 pm (18:00).
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BISA FEST - HIGHLIFE LIVES ON
Starting at: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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21 Dec
2019

Barcamp Accra 2019
Starting at: 09:00 am (09:00).
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Dodi Cruise Party
Starting at: 01:00 pm (13:00).
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Made In Ghana
Starting at: 01:00 pm (13:00).
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