Sekondi and Takoradi are adjacent port cities; the combined municipality forms the capital of Western Ghana.



The twin cities rose from the sites of 17th Century Dutch, Swedish and English forts and were combined into a single municipality in 1946.

Sekondi-Takoradi is Ghana's fourth largest city and an industrial and commercial centre.

The chief industries are timber, plywood, shipbuilding and railroad repair. The main railway lines to Accra and Kumasi pass through Sekondi-Takoradi.

Due to the discovery of large crude oil reserves in the western region of Ghana this area has attracted from all over the world.


They are normally found speaking Akan such as "fante".

Get around

By train




Most of Ghana's major banks have branches around the market area.


They are normally found eating local food such as "fante kenkey" with fried fish and hot pepper.



Stay safe

There are hotels with safety security guards in there.


The local area telephone for Sekondi-Takoradi is 031 if calling from within Ghana.

If calling from another country use the country code +233, followed by 31 followed by the local number. Please note that the leading zero should be dropped when using the international prefix.

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