Accra is the capital city of Ghana and the largest city in the country. It served as the capital of the British Gold Coast and has since transitioned into a modern metropolis. The shoreline of Accra is littered with forts and castles built by European traders on the West Coast of Africa. Accra is also the Greater Accra region’s economic and administrative hub and serves as the anchor of the Accra Metropolitan Area which inhabited by about 4 million people making it the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa.
The word Accra is derived from the Akan word “Nkran” meaning “ant”, a reference to the numerous anthills seen in the countryside around Accra. The name specifically refers to soldier ants, and was applied to both the town and people by the Twi speakers
Accra serves as the hub of PassionAir, from which flights will operate to Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi
Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana is also known as ‘‘The Garden City’’ because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants. It’s a city in the Ashanti region of Ghana and the home of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Kumasi is the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Asanteman located approximately 500 Km north of the Equator. Kumasi is estimated to have a population of 2,069,350 people.
The ancient capital of the Ashanti Kingdom is one of the wealthiest cities in Africa with vast deposits of gold in the area. Kumasi is also the home of the largest natural lake in Ghana, Lake Bosomtwi which lies to the southeast of the city. Tradition is held very high in Kumasi and blends very well with modernity. Place to visit in Kumasi may include the Manhyia Palace, the ancient fort Kumasi, Lake Bosomtwi, the Kumasi hat museum to mention a few.
Tamale is the capital city of the Northern region in Ghana and it is located 600km north of Accra. Due to its location, Tamale serves as a hub for all administrative and commercial activities in the region and also the political, economic and financial capital of the region.
Tamale is located on the crossing of three ancient routes: the north-south road from Paga and Bolgatanga to Salaga, the salt route from Daboya to the north-west of Tamale and the third route linking Tamale to Damongo, in the Gonja Kingdom. Tamale has a typical wet and dry climate with a population of over 500 thousand people.
Takoradi is the other half of the twin cities of Sekondi-Takoradi located in the Western region. Takoradi is an industrial and commercial center with a population of over 445,205 (2012). The city is currently named as the Oil City of Ghana though not officially, due to the massive discovery of oil in the western region and has attracted massive migration from people all around the world
During World War II Takoradi was used as an important staging post for RAF destined for Egypt. Fighter plans were sipped in crates from England to Takoradi were they were assembled and flown via Nigeria and Sudan to the war in Libya.