Akropong

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Akropong

Akuapim Akropong
Official logo of Akropong
Akuapim North District logo
Nickname(s): 
Akrotown
Motto(s): 
Kwakwaduam
Akropong is located in Ghana
Akropong
Akropong
Location of Akropong in Eastern Region, Ghana
Coordinates: 5°58′27″N 0°5′17″W / 5.97417°N 0.08806°W / 5.97417; -0.08806Coordinates: 5°58′27″N 0°5′17″W / 5.97417°N 0.08806°W / 5.97417; -0.08806
Country Ghana
RegionEastern Region
DistrictAkuapim North District
Population
(2013)
 • Total13,785[1]
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT

Akropong is a town in South Ghana and is the capital of the Akuapim North District, a district in the Eastern Region of South Ghana. This town is known for producing snails and palm oil.[2] Akropong has a 2013 settlement population of 13,785 people.[1]


History[edit]

Akropong was the site of a mission station run by the Basel Mission. Akwapim in which we see today became what it is from immigration and tribal wars.About 1300 A.D the Guan people came to settle in the akwapim mountains from the Attara Finam which is in the volta region.[3]

Festival[edit]

The People of Akropong celebrate Odwira and this ceremony is usually held in September/October.[4]

Dance[edit]

They are notable for their famous Adowa dance

Education[edit]

Akronpong is best known for its Special education for the blind (Akropong School for the Blind)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
  2. ^ Akuapim North District Archived 2013-06-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ kwakwaduam, Association. "Akropong - Akuapim". Kwakwaduam association. kwakwadua association. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Odwira Festval". www.akropongkwakwaduam.org. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  5. ^ "Akropong Akwapim". www.akropongkwakwaduam.org. Retrieved 2018-04-19.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Akropong at Wikimedia Commons