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Does anyone have any information on Tokoradi, Ghana? What type of town/city is it?

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Dear Uncle,
Thank you for your interest in a Ghanaian Twin-City. Takoradi is a busy city in the first place. Fante is the local language and there are a lot of business opportunities here. Besides the excellent hospitality, you would have the chance to visit numerous sceneries in the region including the NZULEZU community constructed on stilts. This is more information about the city:
Population 335,000 (2005), is the capital of the Western Region of Ghana. It is Ghana's fourth largest city and an industrial and commercial center. The chief industries are timber, plywood, shipbuilding and railroad repair. It lies on the main railway lines to Accra and Kumasi.


Sekondi, older and larger, prospered from a railroad built in 1903 to hinterland mineral and timber resources. Takoradi has an important deepwater seaport, Ghana's first, built in 1928. Both stemmed from 17th Century Dutch, Swedish and English forts. During World War II, Takoradi Air Base was an important staging point for British aircraft destined for Egypt. 26 Squadron SAAF was also based in Takoradi during WWII flying anti-submarine and convoy protection patrols over the Atlantic. A number of South African airmen are buried in the Takoradi European Public cemetery.
The cities combined in 1946.
Sekondi city currently has several 'secondary' schools, 'colleges', and 'Special' schools, ranging from single to mix sex variation. These are: St. John's School, Sekondi College, Ahantaman Secondary School, Fijai Secondary School, Adiembra Secondary School, Archbishop Porter Girls Secondary School and many others.
Takoradi has a well-equipped technical training centre (Takoradi Technical Institute, TTI, 1,400 students in two shifts) assisted by the German Government through GTZ/GOPA.
Apart from TTI, Takoradi has a polytechnic and other renowned secondary schools including Ghana Secondary Technical School, St. Mary Secondary School, Bompeh Secondary School, Takoradi Secondary School and many others. Takoradi is also a port city and has timber, energy, and technology industries. Over the years it has attracted a good number of investors, including miners as the city is close to the mining towns in the western part of Ghana.
It has a lot of beautiful beaches which also attracts tourists world wide.
Sekondi-Takoradi is a Sister City of Boston (Massachusetts, USA), Oakland (California, USA) and maintains a link with Plymouth (Devon, England).
Takoradi Technical Institute houses a Fab lab, equipped by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is the first of its kind in Africa.
Mercy Foundation International is an organization that works with vulnerable children and street children. It has recently opened an internet café and computer training center to encourage familiarity with computers and help them acquire computer skills.
Dear Tesker, Takoradi is located in the Western region of Ghana.It is a harbour city primarily.It is also the hub of Ghana's newly found oil industry.
Sekondi-Takoradi, population 335,000 (2005), comprised of the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi, is the capital of the Western Region of Ghana. It is Ghana's fourth largest city and an industrial and commercial center. The chief industries are timber, plywood, shipbuilding and railroad repair. It lies on the main railway lines to Accra and Kumasi.
Sekondi, older and larger, prospered from a railroad built in 1903 to hinterland mineral and timber resources. Takoradi has an important deepwater seaport, Ghana's first, built in 1928.[2] Both stemmed from 17th Century Dutch, Swedish and English forts.During World War II, Takoradi Air Base was an important staging point for British aircraft destined for Egypt.26 Squadron SAAF was also based in Takoradi during WWII flying anti-submarine and convoy protection patrols over the Atlantic. A number of South African airmen are buried in the Takoradi European Public cemetery.

The cities combined in 1946.Sekondi city currently has several 'secondary' schools, 'colleges', and 'Special' schools, ranging from single to mix sex variation. These are: St. John's School, Sekondi College, Ahantaman Secondary School, Fijai Secondary School, Adiembra Secondary School, Archbishop Porter Girls Secondary School and many others.

Takoradi has a well-equipped technical training centre (Takoradi Technical Institute, TTI, 1,400 students in two shifts) assisted by the German Government through GTZ/GOPA.

Apart from TTI, Takoradi has a polytechnic and other renowned secondary schools including Ghana Secondary Technical School, St. Mary Secondary School, Bompeh Secondary School, Takoradi Secondary School and many others. Takoradi is also a port city and has timber, energy, and technology industries. Over the years it has attracted a good number of investors, including miners as the city is close to the mining towns in the western part of Ghana.

It has a lot of beautiful beaches which also attracts tourists world wide.

Sekondi-Takoradi is a Sister City of Boston (Massachusetts, USA), Oakland (California, USA) and maintains a link with Plymouth (Devon, England).

Takoradi Technical Institute houses a Fab lab, equipped by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is the first of its kind in Africa.

Mercy Foundation International is an organization that works with vulnerable children and street children. It has recently opened an internet café and computer training center to encourage familiarity with computers and help them acquire computer skills.
At 4° 55′ 0″ N, 1° 46′ 0″ W Takoradi is the largest city closest to the Equator and the Prime Meridian, making the city the most central location on the world map. The closest land to the Equator, Prime Meridian, and Sea Level is Cape Three Points, about 80 km west of Takoradi.
Takoradi, is the capital of the western region of Ghana. It is a municipality that is growing fast. It has a harbour and hotel accommodation varies in prices. With our recent oil find life here seems to be moving fast.

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