Odumase Krobo

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Odumase Krobo
Osumaase
Town
Odumase Krobo is located in Ghana
Odumase Krobo
Odumase Krobo
Location of Odumase Krobo in Eastern Region, Ghana
Coordinates: 6°32′N 0°49′W / 6.533°N 0.817°W / 6.533; -0.817
Region Eastern Region
District Lower Manya Krobo District
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Odumase Krobo[1] is a city and is the capital of Lower Manya Krobo district, a district in the Eastern Region of south Ghana.[2]

History[edit]

The Basel Mission ran a school in Odumase Krobo by 1857. The town became Manya Krobo's capital when Emmanuel Mate Kole was elected mayor in 1892.[3]

Economy[edit]

The town, famous for its glass beadmaking,[4] hosted the First Ghana International Beads Festival in August 2009.[5]

Culture[edit]

At the end of September the town hosts the seven-day Ngmayem festival.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Variant spellings include Odumase, Krobo Odumasi and Krobo Odumase.
  2. ^ Lower Manya Krobo District
  3. ^ Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, Scarecrow Press, 1995, p. 137
  4. ^ Glass Bead Making in Odumase Krobo, Ghana
  5. ^ First Ghana International Beads Festival launched at Odumase, Krobo, Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, 6 August 2009
  6. ^ Donna R. Barnes, 'Play in historical and cross-cultural contexts', in Doris Fromberg & Doris Bergin, eds., Play from birth to twelve, p. 250

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Coordinates: 6°32′N 0°49′W / 6.533°N 0.817°W / 6.533; -0.817