Cape of the Three Peaks
|Cape of the Three Peaks|
Cape of the Three Peaks and ruins of the old lighthouse from 1875
|Coordinates||4 ° 45 ′ N , 2 ° 5 ′ W|
|location||Southern tip of Ghana|
The Cape Three Points (engl. Cape Three Points ) is in the present Ghana and forms the southernmost point of the country (4 ° 30 'north of the equator ). It was discovered by Portuguese sailors and is located between Akwidaa and Prince's Town. The name comes from the Portuguese Cabo de Tres Puntas .
By 1700 the Cape was one of the most settled areas on the Gold Coast . The most famous was the Brandenburg-Prussian "colony" Groß Friedrichsburg , which was founded in 1683. The fortress is now a World Heritage Site . Neighbors were on the one hand the Dutch with branches in Axim , Butry ( Fort Batensteyn ) and Sekondi and on the other hand the English and British possessions of Dixcove .
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