Sekondi-Takoradi

Sekondi-Takoradi

Sekondi-Takoradi is a city in Ghana comprising the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi.[2][3] It is the capital of Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and the Western Region of Ghana. Sekondi-Takoradi is the region's and largest Fante city as well as an industrial and commercial center, with a population of 2,060,585 people (2021)[4].[1] The chief industries in Sekondi-Takoradi are timber, cocoa processing, plywood, shipbuilding, its harbour and railway repair, and recently, sweet crude oil and crude oil. The fundamental job in Sekondi-Takoradi is fishing.[5] Sekondi-Takoradi lies on the main railway lines to Kumasi.[6] Sekondi, an older town, was the site of Dutch Fort Orange (1642) and English Fort Sekondi (1682). It prospered from a railroad built in 1903 to hinterland mineral and timber resources. Takoradi was the site of Dutch Fort Witsen (1665) and has an important deepwater seaport, Ghana's first, built in 1928.[5][7]