Cape of the Three Peaks

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Cape of the Three Peaks
Cape Three Points Lighthouse 1875.jpg
Cape of the Three Peaks and ruins of the old lighthouse from 1875
Geographical location
Cape of the Three Points (Ghana)
Cape of the Three Peaks
Coordinates 4 ° 45 ′  N , 2 ° 5 ′  W Coordinates: 4 ° 45 ′  N , 2 ° 5 ′  W
location Southern tip of Ghana
Waters Atlantic Ocean

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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