THE PEARLS OF THE GREAT ADA

THE PEARLS OF THE GREAT ADA


Ada Foah is a town on the southeast coast of Ghana, where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

HeIt’s known for palm-lined beaches and estuary islands. Marine turtles breed in the area.

On the seafront are traces of Fort Kongenstein, built by 18th-century Danish traders. Next to the old Presbyterian Church is a 19th-century missionary cemetery.

The Dutch were the first to open trade between Europe and Ada in the 16th century and built a new trading post here in 1775. Later, the Danes took over, who at this time had power over the whole coast east of Accra.

They remained in Ada for more than a century and had business relationships with the locals. To defend their trading post against the attacking neighboring tribes, the Danes built Fort Kongenstein in 1783.

This fort actually gave Ada Foah its name: Ada Fort, village of the fort.

The name Ada Foah [Ada Fort], Do you know we have over 20 islands?
Enjoy some drone footages from the township.

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Source: Buenortey

Lisa Baakope

Lisa Baakope, is the author of this website, a Ghanaian broadcast journalist, nature lover, humanitarian and a passionate music lover. Enjoy your visit