Fort Orange, Ghana

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Fort Orange
Part of Dutch Gold Coast
Fort Orange (left) and Fort Sekondi (right)
Fort Orange is located in Ghana
Fort Orange
Fort Orange
Coordinates 4°56′09″N 1°42′26″W / 4.9357°N 1.7073°W / 4.9357; -1.7073
Site history
Built 1642 (1642)
Garrison information
Occupants Netherlands (1642-1872)

Fort Orange (Dutch: Fort Oranje) was built as a trading post on the Dutch Gold Coast in 1642, near Sekondi. The trading post was enlarged into a fort in 1690. It was joined by an English Fort Sekondi in 1682. It was sold with the rest of the Dutch Gold Coast to the United Kingdom in 1872, and now serves as a lighthouse.