Western Region

Capital: Sekondi-Takoradi

Western Region has idyllic beaches, historic forts and coastal villages with richly painted fishing fleets and Nzulezo, a unique village on stilts. The region shares its border with la Cote d'Ivoire to the west. There are oil palms, coconut groves, rubber estates, citrus farms and cocoa plantations. Its many forts and castles bear witness to the slave trade. Ankasa National park provides easy access to a rainforest. Kundum Festival takes place during August/ September. The twin-city capital, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana's third largest city has the nation's most modern harbour. Nkroful, 83 km west of Takoradi, is the birthplace of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.