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Accra Destination Guide

Touring Accra in Ghana! Accra in the region of Greater Accra with it's 1,963,264 residents is a city located in Ghana and is the capital of this country.

Considering your travel resources, these more prominent places could be interesting to check as well: Abidjan, Wiaboman, Teshie, Sekondi-Takoradi, Nungua or Cotonou. While being in this area, make sure to check out Ridge, Nima, Labadi, Christiansborg, Burma Camp and Mallam as well. Map of the area of Accra in Ghana

Local Time

Current time in Accra is now 01:17 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Accra" with an UTC offset of 0 hours.

Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 25°C / 77 °F
Evening 25°C / 77 °F
Night 25°C / 78 °F
Rain 2 l/sq m
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1025.8 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 11 km/h (7 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 80% of sky
General Conditions Light rain
25°C / 77 °F Light rain

Saturday, 23rd of September 2017
Broken clouds.
Broken clouds Day: 26°C (78 °F)
Night: 25°C (77 °F)
Sunday, 24th of September 2017
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 25°C (78 °F)
Night: 25°C (77 °F)
Monday, 25th of September 2017
Heavy intensity rain, moderate breeze, few clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 26°C (78 °F)
Night: 23°C (73 °F)

Video Collection

Smarter Cities Accra

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

44:23 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: April 10, 2013 by IBM Smarter Cities

2011 Summer Vacation #22: Amazing downto...

The hustle and bustle of downtown Accra. Vendors everywhere, the streets are lively with a hint of danger. A man chases our taxi as he sees me filming

51:12 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: September 11, 2011 by Ryan Boundless

From Africa with Love & Style : Shooting...

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

44:00 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: March 25, 2014 by MoonLook

2011 Summer Vacation #62: Street Hawkers...

When traffic stops the hawkers come out to sell their goods

48:22 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: September 12, 2011 by Ryan Boundless

3 Bedroom Apartment in Cantonments Accr...

Click to view more details on 3 Bedroom Apartment in Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

48:07 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: June 09, 2014 by SellRent Ghana

Accra Ghana

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

22:26 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: October 27, 2010 by georeiser

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Interesting Events in the future

A short collection of upcomming events in Accra during the next days, weeks and months.



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The Entrepreneurs' Vista By PERISSOS HORIZON

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MIT APP INVENTOR- Create Android Apps Without Coding

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Negotiation And Influence

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Ghana Property Investment Masterclass

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

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Interesting facts about this location

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).

Tags: Ghana state buildings, Conferences, Buildings and structures in Accra
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Accra Metropolis District

The Accra Metropolis District is one of the ten (10) districts in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The district is considered Accra's city proper.

Tags: Districts of Greater Accra Region, Accra
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Sports venues in Ghana, Sport in Accra, National stadiums, Football venues in Ghana, Buildings and structures in Accra, Athletics (track and field) venues in Ghana
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Stadium disasters, Sport in Accra, Police misconduct in Ghana, Human stampedes, Football in Ghana, Disasters in Ghana, 2001 in Ghana, 2001 in African sport, 2001 disasters
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Achimota School

Achimota School (formerly Prince of Wales College and School, Achimota, now nicknamed Motown), is a co-educational boarding school located at Achimota in Accra, Ghana. Founded in 1924 by Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey and Rev. Alexander (Alec) Garden Fraser the school was formally opened in 1927 by Sir Frederick, then Governor of the British Gold Coast colony.

Tags: High schools in Ghana, Educational institutions established in 1927, Education in Accra, Boarding schools in Ghana
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi from center.


Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire. Ghana was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient predominantly Akan kingdoms, including the inland Ashanti Empire, the Akwamu, the Akyem, the Bonoman, the Denkyira and the Fante among others.

Tags: West African countries, States and territories established in 1957, Republics, Member states of the United Nations, Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, Member states of the African Union, Liberal democracies, Ghana, English-speaking countries and territories, Economic Community of West African States, Countries in Africa, Countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Commonwealth republics
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Stock exchanges in Africa, Organizations established in 1989, Ghana Stock Exchange, Economy of Ghana, Buildings and structures in Accra, 1989 establishments in Ghana
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Triumphal arches, Monuments and memorials in Ghana, Ghana state buildings, Buildings and structures in Accra
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Monuments and memorials in Ghana, Buildings and structures in Accra
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

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.

Tags: National museums, Museums in Ghana, Government buildings completed in 1957, Buildings and structures in Accra
Coordinates: 5.56, -0.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

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