Chorkor

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Chorkor
Fishing Village
Chorkor is located in Ghana
Chorkor
Chorkor
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°31′39″N 0°13′55″W / 5.52750°N 0.23194°W / 5.52750; -0.23194
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Greater Accra Region
District Accra Metropolis
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Chorkor is a fishing village and a neighborhood in the Accra Metropolis district, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.[1][2] The Chorkor oven got its name from here.[3] Chorkor is a densely populated community.[4][5] Ga-Dangme is the largest ethnic group in Chorkor, followed by Akan.[6] Chorkor has electricity, water pipes, schools, and clinics.[7] The shorelines of Chemu lagoon in Chorkor are polluted by waste materials. Chorkor is popularly known for being the birthplace of the Azonto dance.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Accra Metropolis District
  2. ^ Integration of Municipal. lumes.lu.se.
  3. ^ Bonga processing. fao.org.
  4. ^ Stephen Appiah endorses WASH United Campaign. wash-united.org.
  5. ^ Strengthening the capicity. web.mit.edu.
  6. ^ A comparative study of ethnic residential segregation in Ghana's two largest cities, Accra and Kumasi, by George Owusu and Samuel Agyei-Mensah.
  7. ^ Welcome to the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. ucl.ac.uk.
  8. ^ "Ghana’s Azonto Dance hits global entertainment stage". myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 17 June 2013.