Aflao

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Aflao
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 06°08′48.4″N01°10′47.6″E / 6.146778°N 1.179889°E / 6.146778; 1.179889 Coordinates: 06°08′48.4″N01°10′47.6″E / 6.146778°N 1.179889°E / 6.146778; 1.179889
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Flag of Volta Region.png Volta Region
District Ketu South District
Population
 (2012)
  Total66,546 [1]
 Ranked 28th in Ghana
Time zone GMT
  Summer (DST) GMT
Area code(s) +233 (3625)

Aflao is a town in Ketu South District in the Volta Region on Ghana's border with Togo. Aflao is the twenty-eighth most populous settlement in Ghana, in terms of population, with a population of 96,550 people. [1]

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In the 18th century, Aflao served as one of the major markets for the slave trade.

Geography

Aflao is located on the eastern coast of Ghana and is the major border town with neighbouring Togo.

Chieftaincy

Aflao as a traditional area has Togbui Amenya Fiti V as its Paramount Chief. [2] He is the traditional ruler of the land and performs traditional administrative and ceremonial functions in the area.

Industry

The Diamond Cement Ghana Limited factory is located at Aflao. [3] [4]

In early 2014, a 2.5 km rail siding was completed to connect the cement works to the port of Lomé. [5] This siding crosses the border from Togo to Ghana and is of the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) gauge.

Notable people

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References

  1. 1 2 "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
  2. Togbui, Fiti. "Togbui Fiti Appeals For Gov't Intervention In Aflao Dispute". Spyghana. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  3. "Production slumps at Diamond Cement". ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1895531.htm#1895531
  5. Cement siding opened.