Elmina

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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


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interpretations. On its provisions were based both the Portuguese claim to Brazil and the Spanish claim to the Moluccas (see East Indies#History). The treaty was chiefly valuable to the Portuguese as a recognition of the prestige they had acquired. That prestige was enormously enhanced when, in 1497-1499, Vasco da Gama completed the voyage to India. Port factories After being marched to the coast for sale, enslaved people waited in large forts called factories. The amount of time


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considered, it is not surprising that the Portuguese emerged victorious from this '''first maritime colonial war'''. They were far better organised than the Castilians, were able to raise money for the preparation and supply of their fleets and, and had clear central direction from ... '' Prince '' John.”'' In http: www.google.com search?q %22the+Portuguese+emerged+victorious+from+this+first+maritime+colonial+war.%22+&btnG Pesquisar+livros&tbm bks&tbo 1

-1580'' , Volume 1, University of Minnesota Press, 1977. * NEWITT, Malyn- http: www.google.com search?q %22the+Portuguese+emerged+victorious+from+this+first+maritime+colonial+war.%22+&btnG Pesquisar+livros&tbm bks&tbo 1&hl pt-PT ''A history of Portuguese overseas expansion, 1400-1668'' , Routledge, New York, 2005. References *


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which offers a great variety of Ghanian and International dishes for 5-10 Gh¢. Camping rooms are available. 1 Gh¢ entry fee for the day. *


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north as Navrongo, crossed the Volta (Volta River) and entered French Togoland, in the east, and traveled to Elmina in the west. There was much speculation as to what she was doing in Ghana, and because the engagement had not been announced, she could not explain the real reason for her visit. She told the ''Daily Graphic'' that ''" As a member of a political family in Britain, I am very interested in the people of the Gold Coast and in their political advancement"''. Along


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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


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might be discovered east of a straight line drawn from the Arctic Pole to the Antarctic, at a distance of 370 leagues (league (unit)) west of Cape Verde. Spain received the lands discovered west of this line. As, however, the known means of measuring longitude were so inexact that the line of demarcation could not in practice be determined (see J. de Andrade Corvo in ''Journal das Ciências Matemáticas,'' xxxi.147-176, Lisbon, 1881), the treaty was subject to very diverse

interpretations. On its provisions were based both the Portuguese claim to Brazil and the Spanish claim to the Moluccas (see East Indies#History). The treaty was chiefly valuable to the Portuguese as a recognition of the prestige they had acquired. That prestige was enormously enhanced when, in 1497-1499, Vasco da Gama completed the voyage to India. Port factories After being marched to the coast for sale, enslaved people waited in large forts called factories. The amount of time


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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

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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