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Cape Coast, Elmina

Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region, in southern Ghana. It’s known for its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, Cape Coast Castle is a large whitewashed fort built by the Swedish in the 17th century. It was later used by the British as a holding prison for slaves. Inside, the Castle Museum has exhibits on pre-colonial local history, the slave trade and traditional crafts.

Weather: 26°C, Wind SW at 11 km/h, 92% Humidity
Population: 169,894 (2010)
District: Cape Coast Metropolitan