Accra Tourism, Ghana

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Accra /əˈkrɑː/ is the capital and largest city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012. It is also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and of the Accra Metropolitan District, with which it is conterminous. Accra is furthermore the anchor of a larger metropolitan area, the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people and the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in Africa. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Originally built around three different settlements including a port (Jamestown), it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast between 1877 and 1957. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks. Accra serves as the Greater Accra region's economic and administrative hub. It is furthermore a centre of a wide range of nightclubs, restaurants, and hotels. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have been built, including the multi-storey French-owned Novotel hotel. The city's National Theatre was built with Chinese assistance. In 2010, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network designated Accra a Gamma-minus-level world city, indicating a growing level of international influence and connectedness. The central business district of Accra contains the city's main banks and department stores, and an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana's government administration is concentrated. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and commercial sectors, fishing, and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing, and chemicals. Tourism is soon becoming a thriving business for arts and crafts, history cites and local travel & tour agents. The oxford street in Osu – Accra has grown to become the hub of business and night life in Accra.


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Facts and Stats for Accra*

  • Pollution Statistics in Accra

    Know the pollution level of Accra before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 89.13 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 93.06 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 82.35 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 92.11 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 78.95 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 98.68 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 85 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 91.67 (Very High)
  • Accra: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Accra for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Accra.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60.19 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 85.71 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.93 (Moderate)
  • Living in Accra - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Accra is 13.98 (Very Low)

    • Safety Index 48.43 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.03 (High)
    • Pollution Index 103.64 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 72.5 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 58.2 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 52.26 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 14.27 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Accra

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Accra

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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    Cocoa Trail New on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Ghana Cocoa Trail Learn about Cocoa in Ghana that began in 1870, when Tetteh Quarshie undertook a voyage to the Spanish colon...

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  • A Ghanaian Village Experience Tour
    A Ghanaian Village Experience Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    Be amazed by the warmth and depth of Ghanaian rural culture. You'll visit Torgome,a beautiful village located on the lower Vo...

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  • Save 6% 6-Hour Small Group Accra City Tour with Hotel Pickup
    6-Hour Small Group Accra City Tour with Hotel Pickup 2 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Get a full range of experiences in this African capital city on this small group 6-hour tour. Learn about the rich history of...

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  • Kakum National Park - Cape Coast and Elmina Castle Tour
    Kakum National Park - Cape Coast and Elmina Castle Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    The Kakum National Park is one of the most popular and captivating attractions in Ghana. The Park is one of only two location...

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