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Sekondi-Takoradi

railway

4°59N 1°43W, pop (2000e) 134 000. Major seaport and capital of Western region, S Ghana; on the Gulf of Guinea, 180 km/112 mi WSW of Accra; founded by the Dutch, 16th-c; Sekondi expanded after construction of railway to Tarkwa (1898–1903), and merged with Takoradi, 1946; important supply base during World War 2; railway repair, cigarettes, boatbuilding, foodstuffs, trade in minerals.

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