Abokobi

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Abokobi
District Capital
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°44′N 0°12′W / 5.733°N 0.200°W / 5.733; -0.200
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Greater Accra Region
District Ga East District
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)

Abokobi is a small town and is the capital of Ga East district, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.[1]

The settlement was founded in 1854 by missionaries of the "Basler Missionsgesellschaft" (Basel Mission) for Christian refugees, who had left Osu (the former Danish-Accra, around Christiansborg) after the British colonial government had bombarded Osu from the Sea in response to the refusal of the inhabitants to pay the newly introduced head tax.

Town structure

The town in under the jurisdiction of the Ga East District and is in the Abokobi-Madina constituency of the Ghana parliament.[2]

References

  1. "ABOKOBI GREATER ACCRA REGION". ghana-net.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. "Elections 2004. Ghana's Parliamentary and Presidential Elections" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Ghana. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 

Coordinates: 5°44′N 0°12′W / 5.733°N 0.200°W / 5.733; -0.200