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Cape Coast, is the capital of the Central Region of Ghana and is located on the Gulf of Guinea, at 165 km west of the country's capital Accra. It has a population of about 82,000 inhabitants. The city was founded by the Portuguese in the 15th century, and grew around the World Heritage Site's, Cape Coast Castle which was converted to a castle by the Dutch in 1637, then expanded by the Swedes in 1652 and conquered by the British in 1664. Cape Coast was the seat of the British colonial administration up until 1877. Cape Coast was also an important hub for the slave trade for nearly a century.
All the coastline in Ghana is famous for its ancient forts and castles built by early European traders.
The Region is also famous for its palm-fringed beaches and fascinating fishing villages.
I took this shot from the castle in late afternoon, when the major part of the fishermen were back from the sea, repairing their net for the next day's fishing. I was really fascinated by this scenery full of life and activities.

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