Abokobi

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Abokobi
District Capital
Abokobi is located in Ghana
Abokobi
Abokobi
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°44′N 0°12′W / 5.733°N 0.200°W / 5.733; -0.200
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Greater Accra Region
District Ga East District
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
German Missionary Station, 1870's

Abokobi is a small town and is the capital of Ga East district, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.[1]

The settlement was founded in 1854 by missionaries of the "Basler Missionsgesellschaft" (Basel Mission) for Christian refugees, who had left Osu (the former Danish-Accra, around Christiansborg) after the British colonial government had bombarded Osu from the Sea in response to the refusal of the inhabitants to pay the newly introduced head tax.

Town structure[edit]

The town in under the jurisdiction of the Ga East District and is in the Abokobi-Madina constituency of the Ghana parliament.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABOKOBI GREATER ACCRA REGION". ghana-net.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2004. Ghana's Parliamentary and Presidential Elections" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Ghana. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 

Coordinates: 5°44′N 0°12′W / 5.733°N 0.200°W / 5.733; -0.200