Elmina

What is Elmina known for?


political family

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


original building

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large gold

traders arrived as well. The European traders built several forts along the coastline. The ''Gold Coast'' had long been a name for the region used by Europeans because of the large gold resources found in the area. The slave trade was the principal exchange for many years. thumb left upright Illustration of the pillar Diogo Cão erected at Cape St. Mary, in what is today Angola. (File:Caopillar.JPG#file) In 1469, after prince Henry's death and as a result of meagre returns of the African


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 >


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; 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


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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


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" >


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


diverse+interpretations

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

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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