Elmina Township

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The Elmina Township was previously known as “Anomansah” (Perpetual) and the Edina.

It was the place of contact between the first Europeans  to land on the shores of West-Africa.

It boasts of forts and castles used as trading posts for gold, slaves, spice and ivory.

Prominent amongst these is the infamous Elmina Castle, where the enslaved were kept in dungeons, before being shipped off to the new world.

The Elmina harbor continues to be a place of trade by locals as a fish market.