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Apaa (pronounced Are-paahn)
Town and District Capital
Fort Lijdzaamheid or Fort Patience in Apam
Fort Lijdzaamheid or Fort Patience 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 in the Central Region of Ghana, located approximately 45km east of the Central regional capital of Cape Coast.

Apam is the site of Fort Lijdzaamheid or Fort Patience, a Dutch-built fort which was completed in 1702, which dominates the fishing harbor and town from a rocky peninsula located on the south side of the town. It used to be a major port in pre-independence times but after Tema was built shipping was forbidden. The town has an Odikro (Chief of the town). It is also a major town in the Gomoa Akyempem Paramountcy. It has a lot of fishermen as fishing is the main industry. Apam has a secondary school, an FM station, several churches and a salt winning industry. The Benyah Lagoon is used for producing salt.


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

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