The N1 is indicated in red
|Part of Trans-African Highway Route 7|
|Maintained by Ghana Highways Authority|
|Length||335.54 mi (540.00 km)|
|Major cities||Sekondi-Takoradi, Cape Coast, Winneba, Accra, Tema, Sogakope|
| Ghana Road Network |
The N1 or National Highway 1 is a national highway in Ghana that begins at the border with Ivory Coast at Elubo and runs through Sekondi-Takoradi, Cape Coast, Winneba, Accra and Tema to the border with Togo at Aflao. It is the main highway along the coast of the country, with a total distance of 540 kilometers (335.5 miles). The route runs through the Western, Central, Greater Accra and Volta regions of Ghana.
The route, which forms part of the Trans-African Highway network (Route 7), links the A100 road in Ivory Coast to the N2 in Togo, completing the stretch of the Dakar - Lagos route.
Major towns and cities along the route of the N1 include Elubo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Cape Coast, Yamoransa, Winneba, Kasoa, Accra, Tema, Dawhenya, Aveyime-Battor, Kase, Dabala, Akatsi, Denu, Sogakope, and Aflao.
The N1 begins at the border with Ivory Coast at Elubo and proceeds southeast through the town of Esiama, where the road splits and the N1 continues east to Apemenyim. The route veers south at Agona, where it intersects with the R84 before continuing on through downtown Sekondi-Takoradi. At the Market Circle, the N1 continues north along the Cape Coast - Takoradi road to Nkwanta, where it crosses into the Central Region.
In the Central Region, the N1 turns back toward the coast through Elmina. At Cape Coast, the route veers north toward Yamoransa, where it splits into two separate routes - the northbound N8 and the eastbound N1 along the coast. The N1 meets the R80 at Mankessim, where it continues east to the R62 junction at Winneba. After Winneba, the N1 continues east through Kasoa, entering the Greater Accra Region at Ngleshi-Amanfro.
From Ngleshi-Amanfro, the N1 continues east through Mallam in Accra, where it turns north and continues as a six-lane motorway for 14 km (8.7 mi) as the George Walker Bush Motorway. At Nsawam road, it meets the N6, which runs north toward Kumasi. The N1 continues east toward the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, where it intersects with the northbound N4 and continues as a four-lane motorway for 19 km (12 mi) as the Kwame Nkrumah Motorway. At the Motorway Roundabout, the N1 splits into two - the northbound N2 and eastbound N1. It then continues northeast through Kasseh, where it veers sharply north through Kpotame Tefleh and crosses the Volta River into the Volta Region.
In the Volta Region, the N1 continues begins at Sogakope and continues east until Akatsi, where it turns south toward the coast through Afife and Klikor-Agbozume. At Torkor, the N1 branches south into Denu and continues to the border town of Aflao, where it crosses into Togo as the Togolese N2 route.
Ghana is a country in Africa, along the Gulf of Guinea, just a few degrees north of the equator.
Transport in Ghana is accomplished by road, rail, air and water. Ghana's transportation and communications networks are centered in the southern regions, especially the areas in which gold, cocoa, and timber are produced. The northern and central areas are connected through a major road system.
The Western Region is located in south Ghana, spreads from the Ivory Coast border in the west to the Central region in the east, includes the capital and large twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi on the coast, coastal Axim, and a hilly inland area including Elubo. It includes Ghana's southernmost location, Cape Three Points, where crude oil was discovered in commercial quantities in June 2007. The region covers an area of 23,921 sq. km, and had a population of 2,376,021 at the 2010 Census; the latest official projected population is 3,093,201.
Sekondi-Takoradi, a city comprising the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi. It is the capital of Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and the Western Region of Ghana. Sekondi-Takoradi is the region's largest city and an industrial and commercial centre, with a population of 445,205 people (2012).
The Central Region is one of the sixteen administrative regions of Ghana. It is bordered by Ashanti and Eastern regions to the north, Western region to the west, Greater Accra region to the east, and to the south by the Gulf of Guinea. The Central region is renowned for its many elite higher education institutions and an economy based on an abundance of industrial minerals and tourism. The Central region attains many tourist attractions such as castles, forts and beaches stretched along the Central region's coastline.
The 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the MTN Africa Cup of Nations due to the competition's sponsorship by MTN, was the 26th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial football tournament for nations affiliated to the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament was staged at four venues around Ghana between 20 January and 10 February 2008. This was the last Africa Cup of Nations to use the old CAF logo.
The Catholic Church in Ghana is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the pope in Rome.
Articles related to Ghana include:
Dr. Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese is a Ghanaian poet and scholar currently lecturing in the Department of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sekondi–Takoradi is a diocese located in the city of Sekondi-Takoradi in the Ecclesiastical province of Cape Coast in Ghana.
Sogakope is the capital of South Tongu district, a district in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is home to the lower Volta Bridge which connects Sogakope to Sokpoe. The town is mostly known for its river tourism and Mass bread production. The lower Volta Bridge is also the site for the famous Tortsogbeza, an annual festival held during Easter, which involves diving off the bridge, and is held in conjunction with the neighbouring town, Sokpoe. It is home to the Holy Trinity Spa, Cisneros Villa Hotel and other notable resorts including Shekinah Glory Hotel, Sogakope Resort etc. Most commuters plying the Accra to Aflao road usually stop over to buy snacks and bread. The town is mostly known for bread baking as well.
The railway stations in Ghana serve a rail network concentrated in the south of the country.
Big Ada is a town in the Ada East District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The settlement lies along the road from Ada Kasseh to the district capital Ada Foah, just off the Accra-Aflao motorway.
Akatsi College of Education (AKATSICO) is a teacher training college located at Akatsi in the Volta Region of Ghana. It was established on 1 October 1963. Its motto is "Quality teacher education in a changing society," and the college is home to more than 700 students.
The 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations was an association football tournament that took place in September 2017 in Ghana.
The Ghana–Togo border is 1,098 km in length and runs from the tripoint with Burkina Faso in the north to the Atlantic Ocean in the south.