Population: 5,455,692 (U.A.)
Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Guinea known as the Gold Coast. From a small start of a city dating back from the 17th century which now is a very populated metropolitan area has a very complex history established around multiple foreign interest developing prosperous trading centers that included slaves as well as the countries natural resources.
In 1877 Accra became the capital of the British Gold Coast colony and by 1898 a municipal council was formed to improve the town. The city has since transitioned into a modern metropolis. Currently, the entirety of the city makes up the 13th largest metro area in Africa and has been given “gamma” level by, Globalization and World Cities Research Network, indication a growing level of international influence and connectedness.
Accra is not only the administrative, economic, and educational center is also home to beautiful beaches, museums, and vibrant open markets to which most of the food supplies come from as well as modern shopping centers and malls. Accra has well-paved roads and good transportation systems that help connect you to other locations throughout the country.
The estimated population of Accra according to the 2021 census is 5,455,692 This is including the metro, greater Accra, and the designated 16 districts. When comparing the census from 2020-2021 the population grew by 54,670 people an annual increase of 2.1% which 56% of population is under the age of 24 years.
Data also shows 45% of Accra’s residents are mix of people migrating to the city from other African countries. Therefore, it is a melting pot of various languages, tribes, ethnicities coming from African countries as well as other foreign interests that make up this metropolitan area.
Pray that we are aware of what all God is doing in the city and join Him with unwavering faith.
Pray that all the political unrest remains peaceful.
Pray that the church comes into more awareness of the whole gospel of the Kingdom.
Pray for more strategic missionaries into all areas of society.