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Accra

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Accra (pop. 965,000), capital and largest city of Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. The seaport, founded in the 1600s, was a center of the African slave trade until the mid-1800s. It grew in commercial importance in the 20th century after a railroad linked it with the interior.

See also: Africa; Ghana.

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