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Apaa (The original name until the British arrived on
the coast of the then Gold Coast)
Town and District Capital
Fort Lijdzaamheid in Apam
Fort Lijdzaamheid in Apam
Apam is located in Ghana
Location of Apam in Central Region
Coordinates: 5°16′44″N 0°44′23″W / 5.27889°N 0.73972°W / 5.27889; -0.73972Coordinates: 5°16′44″N 0°44′23″W / 5.27889°N 0.73972°W / 5.27889; -0.73972
Country  Ghana
Region Central Region
District Gomoa West District
Population (2013)
 • Total 26,466[1]
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Apam is a coastal town and capital of Gomoa West District of the Central Region of Ghana, located approximately 45km east of the Central regional capital of Cape Coast.

Apam is the site of Fort Lijdzaamheid, a Dutch-built fort which was completed in 1702, which dominates the fishing harbour and town from a rocky peninsula located on the south side of the town.


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 

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