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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.


(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)


(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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These investments complement the previous AfDBs loans dedicated to Accras development: the expansion of the main international airport (2015) as well as the 15-km dualised carriageway from Awoshie linking with this interchange project (2009).
When you're in that part of the world, you can't leave without having the rum punch with the local delicacy, accras, or cod fritters.
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She created a feast of traditional Creole accras -small fritters -and salad for starters, followed by freshly caught fish of the day barbecued to perfection and served simply with rice, and dessert.