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 (ăk′rə, ə-krä′)
The capital and largest city of Ghana, in the southeast part of the country on the Gulf of Guinea. Originally the capital of a small tribal kingdom, it became an important economic center after the completion in 1923 of a railroad to mining and agricultural regions in the country's interior.
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(Placename) the capital of Ghana, a port on the Gulf of Guinea: built on the site of three 17th-century trading fortresses founded by the English, Dutch, and Danish. Pop: 1 970 000 (2005 est)
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(ˈæk rə, əˈkrɑ)

a seaport in and the capital of Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. 867,459.
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Noun1.Accra - the capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water portAccra - the capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water port
Ghana, Gold Coast, Republic of Ghana - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; "Ghana was colonized as the Gold Coast by the British"
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The Sebastien Migne-coached side top the group on seven points, one ahead of Ghana.The two nations have already qualified for the 24-team competition that goes down in Egypt from June 21 to July 19.Stars depart for Accra, Ghana on Wednesday evening transiting through Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Julian was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, having served as a Bishop, Counselor in the Stake Presidency and Stake Patriarch and Counselor in two Temple Presidencies, and also the president of the Accra, Ghana Temple.
The 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA held in Accra, Ghana on November, 24, 2018 had in attendance music stars, dignitaries and music lovers across the continent.
ACCRA: Dr Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, has led the UAE delegation to the funeral of the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his hometown Accra, Ghana.
Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Nonofo Molefhi is representing the Botswana government at today's state funeral of former UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Atta Annan in Accra, Ghana.
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