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Coordinates: 7 ° 0 '  N , 0 ° 18'  E

Map: Ghana

Kpandu (also Kpando ) is a small town in Ghana in the Volta Region with about 16,000 inhabitants. Kpandu is located on the shores of Lake Volta and is important for inland shipping. The ferries cannot approach the shore here due to the low water level. Travelers and traders therefore have to cross over to the ferries further in the Volta reservoir in small boats .

In 1960, the German missionary doctor Margret Marquart and the Austrian nurses Anita Linninger and Phili Fuchs founded a hospital in Kpandu , which was initially called the Kpando Hospital and since 1982 has been named Margret-Marquart-Catholic-Hospital in honor of the founder and long-time chief physician MMCH) .


Buildings of German colonial architecture still stand in Kpandu today, as the Volta region belonged to the German-Togo colony of the German Empire from 1884 to 1914 . After the First World War , the Volta region fell under British rule and in 1956 decided to become part of the new state of Ghana.


The Kpandu Grottoes are a popular destination for tourists in Ghana. The larger of the two caves near Kpandu named Agbenohoe is a Catholic pilgrimage site and was dedicated to Marian devotion . The smaller one is a place of pilgrimage used by various Christian churches and is located in the Aziavi district .


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