Cantonments, Accra

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Cantonments is located in Ghana
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
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][2]


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.[3]

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


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


The following schools are in Cantonments, Accra.


  1. ^ Accra Metropolitan District
  2. ^ "Load shedding time-table released for other parts of Accra". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 2021-05-20. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  3. ^ Wanted in Africa city guide – Cantonments area in Accra