Elmina

What is Elmina known for?


malaria

; Eventually none of the plans came to fruition, as Daendels died of malaria in the castle of St. George d'Elmina (Elmina), the Dutch seat of government, on 8 May 1818. His body was interred in the central tomb at the Dutch cemetery in Elmina town. He had been in the country less than two years. thumb 200px left Dutch conquests in the West Indies (Image:Dutch Conquests Brazil Caribbean.png) and Brazil. Reproduced from Boxer (1965), p.101. In the Atlantic

globalization processes which were to become a major element of the European colonialism until the end of the 18th century. Eventually none of the plans came to fruition, as Daendels died of malaria in the castle of St. George d'Elmina (Elmina), the Dutch seat of government, on 8 May 1818. His body was interred in the central tomb at the Dutch cemetery in Elmina town. He had been in the country less than two years. At home On her first trip to Africa, she traveled as far


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----------------------- population_as_of 2013 population_footnotes population_note population_total 33,576 population_density_km2 population_density_sq_mi

of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District (Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipal District) on the south coast of South Ghana in the Central Region (Central Region, Ghana), situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, west of Cape Coast. Elmina is the first European settlement in West Africa and it has a population of 33,576 people. ref name "World Gazetteer" >


comedy

trading center for gold and slaves purchased from local African peoples along the slave rivers of Benin. Using his profits from African trade, Fernão Gomes assisted the Portuguese king in the conquests of Asilah, Alcacer Ceguer, and Tangier in Morocco. Colonial Literature The Republic's colonies, of which the Dutch East Indies were the most important, started to produce writers as well, the first of which was Abraham Alewijn (b. 1664), a comedy playwright who lived

in Java (Java (island)) and whose plays were produced in Batavia (Batavia, Dutch East Indies). Another writer from the colonies was Willem Godschalk van Focquenbroch (1640–1670), who lived and worked from 1668 in the Dutch possession of Elmina in present-day Ghana. His comedy ''Min in het Lazarus-huys'' ("Love in the Madhouse (Psychiatric hospital)", 1672) was very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. The first of the major European trading forts


gold

; History Prior to the arrival of the Portuguese, the town was called Anomansah (the perpetual drink). In 1478 (during the War of the Castilian Succession), near the coast at Elmina was fought a large battle (battle of Guinea) between a Castilian armada of 35 caravels and a Portuguese fleet for hegemony of the Guinea trade (gold, slaves, ivory and melegueta pepper (Aframomum melegueta)). The war ended with a Portuguese naval victory followed by the official recognition

by the Catholic Monarchs of Portuguese sovereignty over most of the West African territories in dispute embodied in the Treaty of Alcáçovas,1479. Historian Malyn Newitt: ''“However, in 1278 the Portuguese surprised thirty-five Castilian ships returning from Mina '' Guinea '' and seized them and all their gold. Another...Castilian voyage to Mina, that of Eustache de la Fosse, was intercepted ... in 780. (...) All things

West African headquarters for trade and exploitation of African wealth. The original Portuguese interest was gold but this later expanded to include tens of thousands of slaves channeled through the trading post of Elmina. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for reprovisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. After years of Portuguese wealth on the Elmina Coast, the Dutch learned of the profitable activity taking place through Barent


trading posts

of Portugal 's explorers and settlers, founded trading posts and forts along the coast of Africa since the 15th century, and reached the Angolan coast in the 16th century. Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded Luanda in 1575 as "São Paulo de Loanda", and the region developed as a slave trade (Slavery in Angola) market with the help of local Imbangala and Mbundu peoples who were notable slave hunters (African slave trade). Trade was mostly

; However, by the early sixteenth century, the Portuguese (Portugal) had established trading posts along the African coast and were shipping large quantities of gold from Elmina in present day Ghana. Wikipedia:Elmina Commons:Category:Elmina


Taghaza

was mined at Taghaza in the Sahara and transported south via Timbuktu and Djenné. Gold from the Akan goldfields in the forested area between the Komoé (Komoé River) and Volta (Volta River) rivers was traded at the town of Begho (Bitu) and then transported north through Djenné and Timbuktu and across the Sahara to North Africa where it was exchanged for merchandise such as cloth, copper and brass. ref name Wilks82a >


world history

in factories varied, but Milton Meltzer's ''Slavery: A World History'' states this process resulted in or around 4.5% of deaths during the transatlantic slave trade. In other words, over 820,000 people would have died in African ports such as Benguela, Elmina and Bonny (Bonny, Nigeria) reducing the number of those shipped to 17.5 million. Meltzer, Milton. ''Slavery: A World History''. Da Capo Press, 1993 The Second Anglo-Ashanti War broke out in 1863 and lasted until 1864. In 1872, British influence over the Gold Coast increased further when Britain purchased Elmina Castle, the last of the Dutch forts along the coast. Robin Hallett, ''Africa Since 1875'' (University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1974) p. 279. The Asante, who for years had considered the Dutch at Elmina as their allies, thereby lost their last trade outlet to the sea. To prevent this loss and to ensure that revenue received from that post continued, the Asante staged their last invasion of the coast in 1873. After early successes, they finally came up against well-trained British forces who compelled them to retreat beyond the Pra River. Later attempts to negotiate a settlement of the conflict with the British were rejected by the commander of their forces, Major General Sir Garnet Wolseley. To settle the Asante problem permanently, the British invaded Asante with a sizable military force. This invasion initiated the Third Anglo-Ashanti War. The attack, which was launched in January 1874 by 2,500 British soldiers and large numbers of African auxiliaries, resulted in the occupation and burning of Kumasi, the Ashanti capital. * Wikipedia:Elmina Commons:Category:Elmina


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the rights of African exploration for five years. Under his direction, in 1471, the Portuguese reached modern Ghana and settled in La Mina (''the mine''), later renamed Elmina. They had finally reached a country with an abundance of gold, hence the historical name of "Gold Coast (Gold Coast (British colony))" that Elmina would eventually receive. On 18 March 1837, Kwaku Dua signed a contract between him and King William I (William I of the Netherlands) of the Netherlands. He

Elmina slave castle.jpg‎ 300px right thumb Elmina slave castle, Ghana Its name comes from the Portuguese word for "Mine". The gold found in these mines are also the origin of the name "Gold Coast", which was the name of what is now Ghana, when it was a British Colony. Get in Take a Tro-Tro or Bus to Cape Coast. From there, a shared taxi costs less than 1 Gh¢ to Elmina. Get around Within Elmina, shared taxis are very common. The Beach Resorts in Ampenyi


early service

West India Company captured it in 1637 (Battle of Elmina (1637)); in subsequent centuries it was mostly used for the slave trade. The British attacked the city in 1782 (HMS Leander (1780)#Early service), but it remained in Dutch (Netherlands) hands until 1872, when the Dutch Gold Coast was sold (Anglo-Dutch Treaties of 1870–1871) to the British (United Kingdom). Elmina is also home to Fort Coenraadsburg on St. Jago Hill, built by the Portuguese (Portuguese people) in 1555 under the name Forte de Santiago, it was used for commerce. In 1637 it was conquered and remained by the Dutch, after the conquest of Elmina's main castle. Today, Elmina's main economic (Economy) industry is fishing and tourism. Economy Twenty-first century Beginning in 2003, Elmina, along with foreign investors, began The Elmina Strategy 2015, a massive project to improve many aspects of the town, consisting of water drainage and waste management helping to improve the health of the citizens, repairing the fishing industry and harbour of within Elmina, tourism and economic (Economy) development, improved health services, and improved educational services. Elminaheritage.com. ''Elminaheritage.com''. Climate Wikipedia:Elmina Commons:Category:Elmina


original building

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Elmina

'''Elmina''' is a town and the capital of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District (Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipal District) on the south coast of South Ghana in the Central Region (Central Region, Ghana), situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, west of Cape Coast. Elmina is the first European settlement in West Africa and it has a population of 33,576 people.

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