Coastal villages grew around the existing Ga village as well as the three fortified trading posts—Osu around Christiansborg, Accra (later Ussher Town) around the Dutch fort, and James Town around Fort James.
The Odaw River flows through Accra, and the city's main water supply is from the Weija Dam on Densu River, with some water pumped from the Akosombo Dam in the Volta River.
On Accra's outskirts are Achimota Secondary School, founded in 1924, and Presby Boys' Secondary School, as well as some of the country's leading secondary schools.
Accra covers an area of about 65 square miles (170 square kilometers).
Accra's low elevation, the clayish nature of its soil, inadequate and undersized drains, and the dumping of refuse into drains and water bodies contributes to flooding nearly every year.
Abimelech places Isaac under his protection, and Isaac grows rich with cattle.
The accuracy of their perceived approximation of the truth will therefore have direct consequences on their ability to deal with their environment.
Du Bois’ health had declined in 1962, and on August 27, 1963, he died in Accra, at the age of 95, one day before Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech.
In 1877, at the end of the second Anglo-Asante War, Accra replaced Cape Coast as the capital of the British Gold Coast colony.
Accra is the administrative, economic, and educational center of Ghana, and contains the head offices of all banks, trading firms, insurance companies, the electricity corporation, and the post office.
Other attractions include the Centre for National Culture, Independence Square, the Accra International Conference Centre, the fishing port at James Town and the Makola Market.
Accra is a transport hub, home to the Kotoka International Airport and lies on railway lines to the port city of Tema, 17 miles (27km) to the east, Takoradi and Kumasi, in the interior.
The word Accra is derived from the word Nkran meaning "ants" in Akan, a reference to the numerous anthills seen in the countryside around Accra.
The mausoleum, in Accra's downtown, is surrounded by a beautiful memorial park.
Portuguese settlers in 1482, found the present site of Accra occupied by villages of the Ga tribe, ruled from Ayaso, which was located about 15 miles (24km) north.
Today, Accra is one of the wealthiest and most modern cities on the African continent, with a high quality of living by African standards.
The Defence Commission of the Organization of African Unity has its headquarters in Accra.
Shanty towns at the city's edges are where much of Accra's ever expanding population can be found.
Accra is the location of the large open markets which handle the food supply.
The greater Accra Region is the second most populated region, after the Ashanti region, with a population of 2,905,726 in 2005, accounting for 15.4 percent of Ghana’s total population.
Accra's architecture ranges from large and elegant nineteenth century colonial buildings to concrete, glass and steel skyscrapers and apartment blocks.
Located on the Gulf of Guinea near the Atlantic Ocean, the city sits partly on a cliff, 25 to 40 feet (eight to 12 meters) high, and spreads north over the Accra plains.
Accra is the capital, the largest city, and the administrative, communications, and economic center of Ghana.
The almost flat and featureless Accra plains descend gradually to the gulf from a height of 150 meters.