Saturday, 27 March 2010

Cape Coast .....

I stumbled across this piece about Cape Coast on ‘Live From The Coast’ Blog and just had to share…

Title: Old town, our town / Dated: Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cape Coast, or Cabo Corso, is the capital of the Central Region of Ghana and is also the capital city of the Fante (Fanti) people, or Mfantsefo. It is situated 165 km west of Accra on the Gulf of Guinea. It has a population of 82,291 (2000 census). From the 16th century the city has changed hands between the British, the Portuguese, the Swedish, the Danish and the Dutch. The city’s Fante name is Oguaa [pronounced in an Anglophone style as "Ee-gwer," with the accent on the second syllable, which rhymes with 'where']. You can visit ‘Live From The Coast’ Blog at:

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