Which European country came to Ghana after Portugal?

Colony of the Gold Coast
Status Crown Colony
Capital Cape Coast (1821–1877) Accra (1877–1957)

Which European countries came to Ghana?

The French, the English, the Dutch, the Swedes, the Danes and the Brandenburghers of the Prussians soon followed the Portuguese. All of these European nations built forts, lodges and castles along the Gold Coast littoral to establish their presence and to participate in the lucrative gold trade.

Which countries came to Ghana?

The Portuguese were the first to arrive. By 1471, under the patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator, they had reached the area that was to become known as the Gold Coast because Europeans knew the area as the source of gold that reached Muslim North Africa by way of trade routes across the Sahara.

Which did the Portuguese came to Ghana?

The most momentous discovery in western Africa, however, came in 1471, when Portuguese captains first reached the coast of modern Ghana between the mouths of the Ankobra and Volta rivers.

Is there a single history of Ghana?

History. Ghana was formerly known as the Gold Coast. On 6 March 1957 Kwame Nkrumah declared the country’s independence. On 1 July 1960, Ghana became a commonwealth republic with Nkrumah as the first President of the country.

Who named Ghana?

Eventually, this objective was achieved on March 6, 1957 under the leadership of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who had broken away from the UGCC to form the Convention People’s Party (CPP). Thus, the Gold Coast on the eve of its freedom from British rule became known as Ghana-named after the medieval Ghana Empire of West Africa.

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Which European country came to Ghana last?

The Ashanti people had controlled much of the territory of Ghana before the Europeans arrived and were often in conflict with them. In the 21st century they continue to constitute the largest ethnic community in Ghana.

Gold Coast (British colony)

Colony of the Gold Coast
Monarch
• 1821–1830 George IV
• 1952–1957 Elizabeth II
Governor

Where did Ghana originate from?

The Ghanaian people are a nation originating in the Ghanaian Gold Coast. Ghanaians predominantly inhabit the republic of Ghana, and are the predominant cultural group and residents of Ghana, numbering 20 million people as of 2013.

Ghanaian people.

Total population
New Zealand 277 (2007)
Russia 200 (2011)
Romania 90
Languages
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