Aflao

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Aflao
Town
Aflao Border view.jpg
Aflao is located in Ghana
Aflao
Aflao
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 06°08′48.4″N 01°10′47.6″E / 6.146778°N 1.179889°E / 6.146778; 1.179889Coordinates: 06°08′48.4″N 01°10′47.6″E / 6.146778°N 1.179889°E / 6.146778; 1.179889
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Volta Region
District Ketu South District
Population (2012)
 • Total 66,546[1]
  Ranked 28th in Ghana
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
Area code(s) +233 (3625)

Aflao is a town in Ketu South District in the Volta Region on Ghana's Togolese (eastern) border. Aflao is the twenty-eighth most populous settlement in Ghana, in terms of population, with a population of 66,546 people.[1]

In the 18th century, Aflao served as one of the major markets for the slave trade.

Geography[edit]

Aflao is located on the eastern coast of Ghana and is the major border town with neighboring Togo.

Chieftaincy[edit]

Aflao as a traditional area has Togbui Amenya Fiti V as her Paramount Chief.[2] He is the traditional ruler of the land and performs traditional administrative and ceremonial functions in the area.

Industry[edit]

The Diamond Cement Ghana Limited factory is located at Aflao.[3][4]

In early 2014, a 2.5 km rail siding was completed to connect the cement works to the port of Lomé.[5] This siding crosses the border from Togo to Ghana and is of the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ Togbui, Fiti. "Togbui Fiti Appeals For Gov’t Intervention In Aflao Dispute". Spyghana. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Production slumps at Diamond Cement". ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1895531.htm#1895531
  5. ^ Cement siding opened.
  • Dickson, K. B. "Trade Patterns in Ghana at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century." Geographical Review 56.3 (1966): 417-431.

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