Tema Tourism, Ghana

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Tema is a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of the capital city; Accra, in the region of Greater Accra, and is the capital of the Tema Metropolitan District. As of 2013, Tema is the eleventh most populous settlement in Ghana, with a population of approximately 161,612 people – a marked decrease from its 2005 figure of 209,000. The Greenwich Meridian (00 Longitude) passes directly through the city. Tema is locally nicknamed the "Harbour Town" because of its status as Ghana's largest seaport. Tema is a city constructed on the site of a small fishing village. Tema was commissioned by Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and grew rapidly after the construction of a large harbour in 1961. It is now a major trading centre, home to an oil refinery and numerous factories, and is linked to Accra by a highway and railway. Tema is one of Ghana's two deep seaports, the other being Sekondi-Takoradi. Tema became an Autonomous Council in 1974 and was elevated to the status of a Metropolitan Assembly in December 1990. Tema metropolitan forms part of the sixteen (16) Metropolis, Municipalities and Districts in the Greater Accra Region. The Metropolitan shares boundaries with Ashaiman Municipal, Adentan Municipal, and ledzokuku Krowor Municipal to the west respectively, to the east with Kpone Katamanso District, to the North with Dangme West District and to the South with the Gulf of Guinea.


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Facts and Stats for Tema*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tema

    Know the pollution level of Tema 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)
  • Tema: Crime and Safety

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

    • 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 Tema - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tema is 13.81 (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 58.45 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 52.27 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 13.92 (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 Tema

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.84 USD

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

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