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Anomabu (also known as Anomabo and Annamaboe), is a town on the coast of Ghana, Africa. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


Anomabu became the focus of intense European trade rivalry in the 17th and 18th centuries, partly because of its easy access to a rich hinterland and partly because the local Anomabu were themselves powerful and astute traders. From the middle of the 17th century, European companies vied with each other in the quest for rights to establish and maintain a trading post at Anomabu. The earliest lodge, Fort William was built in 1640 by the Dutch using earthworks, changed hands four times - from the Dutch to Swedes, then to the Danes, back to the Dutch and finally to the British. This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A trading post is a place where trading of goods takes place. ... Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ... Earthworks can refer to: Civil engineering earthworks based on moving massive quantites of soil; The Earthworks audio equipment company; The novel Earthworks by Brian Aldiss; The earthworks style of art. ...


The Fort

Anomabu castle
Anomabu castle

In 1674, the British built a small fort using more durable materials and called it Fort Charles, after the reigning monarch King Charles II. However, it was abandoned in order to concentrate efforts and costs on Fort Carolusburg at Cape Coast. Even though the British demolished Fort Charles in 1731 to prevent its capture and use by another European company, the French sneaked in and built a fort where Fort Charles once stood. Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ...


In 1698, the Royal African Company "licensed" ship captains not in its employment upon the payment of a 10% "affiliation fee" to' enable them to trade in its areas of monopoly. There followed a flood of "Ten Presenters" trading at British forts, often outnumbering the company's own ships. Anomabu became a popular haunt of "ten presenters", (until their licensing was stopped in 1712), exporting vast numbers of slaves. Events January 4 - Palace of Whitehall in London is destroyed by fire. ... The Royal African Company was a slaving company set up by the Stuart family and London merchants once the former retook the English throne in 1660. ...


The Dutch director-general at Elmina, Engelgraaf Roberts, quoting an English captain on Anomabu slave trade exports stated in 1717: "From January 1702 to August 1708 they took to Barbados and Jamaica a total of not less than 30,14 slaves and in this figure are not include transactions made for other ships sailing to such Islands as Nevis, Montserrat, St. Christopher, for the South Sea Company, the New Netherlands and others which would increase the above number considerably, and of which Annemaboe alone could provide about one third." 1 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language English Political status State in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis Premier Joseph Parry Deputy Governor-General[1] Eustace John President, Nevis Island Assembly Marjorie Morton Capital Charlestown, Nevis Area  - Total (Not ranked) 35. ... This article is about the Christian saint known as Christopher. ...


In modern times, Anomabu is a popular tourist destination. The remains of Fort William can still be seen. 2 A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


Notable residents

  • William Ansah Sessarakoo

Coordinates: °′N, °′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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