Black Star Square

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Black Star Square

Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square, is a public square in Accra, Ghana, bordered by the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.


Kwame Nkrumah commissioned the square to honour the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Construction ended in 1961, and it was named 'Black Star Square'.


Black Star Square is a site for Ghana's Independence Day parade, which falls on the 6th of March every year. It also hosts all major national public gatherings and national festivals.[1] Every visitor is free to take pictures of buildings, including the Black Star Gate.


In Independence Square are stands that can seat 30,000 people. The square boasts two monuments: the Independence Arch and the Black Star Monument, also known as the Black Star Gate. A statue of a soldier facing the Independence Arch symbolizes the Ghanaians who lost their lives fighting for Ghana's independence.


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Coordinates: 5°32′51″N 0°11′33″W / 5.5476°N 0.1926°W / 5.5476; -0.1926