Cantonments, Accra

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Cantonments
Cantonments is located in Ghana
Cantonments
Cantonments
Coordinates: 5°35′10″N 0°10′35″W / 5.58611°N 0.17639°W / 5.58611; -0.17639Coordinates: 5°35′10″N 0°10′35″W / 5.58611°N 0.17639°W / 5.58611; -0.17639
CountryFlag of Ghana.svg Ghana
RegionGreater Accra Region
DistrictAccra Metropolis District
Elevation
315 ft (96 m)
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT

Cantonments is an affluent suburb of the Ghanaian city Accra, in the La Dade Kotopon Municipal District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.[1]

Overview[edit]

The Cantonments area was intended to become military quarters under the British Colonial government, in the Gold Coast, now Ghana.

However, it was upgraded to become a modern planned residential settlement. Most of the homes in the area have three to four bedrooms and are often occupied by the wealthy, academics or government officials.[2]

Many diplomatic missions in the country are in the Cantonments area including the U.S. Embassy.

Healthcare[edit]

The Cantonments Hospital, Police Hospital and the Health care center & Clinic of Contonments are the healthcare institutions that are located in Cantonments.

Schools[edit]

The following schools are in Cantonments, Accra.

  • New Horizon Special School
  • National film and television instituted (NAFTI)
  • Ghana International School
  • Aquinas Secondary School
  • Morning Star School
  • Christ the King International School

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