in Greater Accra Region, Ghana
- Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions (Unesco heritage, 49 mi)
- Asante Traditional Buildings (Unesco heritage, 60 mi)
- 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: 08:46 PM (Wednesday)
- Timezone: Africa/Accra
- UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:49 am and 6:16 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -7.462 and 178.667 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Temotu Village
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 3,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Ghana.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ghana. Last Update: 2021-06-16 08:28:49
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 08:46 PM (Wednesday). 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: 27°C / 81 °F
|Morning Temperature||25°C / 76 °F|
|Evening Temperature||26°C / 79 °F|
|Night Temperature||25°C / 76 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||10%|
|Air Pressure||1013 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 9 km/h (5 mph) from North-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Broken clouds, covering 79% of sky|
|General Conditions||Moderate rain|
Thursday, 24th of June 2021
25°C (78 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Friday, 25th of June 2021
28°C (83 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Saturday, 26th of June 2021
28°C (83 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Hotels and Places to Stay
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Grand View Hotel
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Accra High School
Accra High School is a secondary school located in Accra, Ghana in West Africa.
These districts belong to Accra.
- Accra Central
- Accra New Town
- Achimota Forest
- Airport Hills Residential Area
- Airport Residential Area
- Asylum Down
- Awudome Estate
- Banana Inn
- Burma Camp
- Dzorwulu Residential Area
- East Dzorwulu Residential Area
- East Ridge
- Greda Estates
- Kanda Estate
- Korle Bu Hospital
- Korle Dudor
- Korle Lagoon Area
- New Fadema
- New Mamprobi
- New Russia
- North Dzorwulu Residential Area
- North Industrial Area
- North Kaneshie
- North Labone Estate
- North Ordokor
- North Ridge
- Nungua Old Town
- Nyaniba Estates
- Official Town
- Old Damsoman
- Pambros Salt Ponds
- Pig Farm
- Ringway Estate
- Roman Bridge
- Sabon Zongo
- Santa Maria
- Sodom and Gomorah
- South Industrial Area
- South La Estate
- South Ordokor
- Teshie Manheam
- Trade Center
- West Ridge
These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Accra.
- Tema Community 3
- Tema Community 2
- Tema Community Four
- Tema Community Seven
- Larteh Kubeasi
- Larteh Aheneasi
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Accra.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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