The Elmina Township, previously known as “Anomansah” (Perpetual) and the Edina, was the place of contact between the first Europeans  to land on the shores of West-Africa.

It boasts of forts and castles built by the Europeans which were used as trading posts for gold, slaves, spice and ivory.

Prominent amongst these is the infamous Elmina Castle, which was the used to keep slaves in dungeons before being shipped off.

The Elmina harbor continues to the a place of trade, only now it is used by locals as a fish market.

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