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Encyclopedia > Dutch Gold Coast

The Dutch Gold Coast, or Dutch Guinea, was a part of the sector of Guinea (coastal West Africa) known in the colonial era as the Gold Coast (in present Ghana), gradually colonized by the Dutch since 1598.


Its capitals were Fort Nassau (Mouri: 1598/1611-1664, 1665-1782, 1785-1867) till 1637, and then Fort Elmina, since that was taken from the Portuguese.


Other Dutch settlements were

  • Axim [February 1642-1664, 1665-71],
  • Fort Dorothea [Akwida: 1687-1698, 1711-1712, 1732-1804],
  • Fort Batenstein [Butri: 1656-1665, 1666-1871],
  • Fort Apollonia [Benyin: 16..-16.., 1868-1871],
  • Fort Oranje [Sekondi: 1640-1871],
  • Fort San Sebastian [Shama: 1637-1664,1664-1871],
  • Fort Vredenburgh [Komenda: 1785-1871]),
  • Carlsborg [Cape Castle: 1688-1782, 16 April 1659-May 1659],
  • Fort Amsterdam [Cormantin: 1665-1721, 1785-1867],
  • Fort Leydsaemheyt [Apam: 1697-1782,1785-1868],
  • Fort Goede Hoop [Senya Beraku: 1667/1705-1782, 1785-1868],
  • Fort Crêvecoeur [Accra: 1649-1782, 1785-1867/8],
  • Fort Metaal Kruis [Dixcove: 1868-1871]).
  • Fort Hollandia [1725-1815], previously Gross-Friedrichsburg, part of the former Brandenburg Gold Coast settlements, sold to the Dutch by Prussia

In 1782 - 1785 the British occupy Ft. Vredenburgh, Ft. Amsterdam, Ft. Nassau, Ft. Goede Hoop, Ft. Crêvecoeur (to 1786) and Ft. Leydsaemheyt.


On 21 February 1871, the whole Dutch Gold Coast Settlements were sold to Britain and incorporated into its Gold Coast colony.

Dutch colonial empire
Former colonies
Africa: Arguin Island | Cape Colony | Lydsaamheid fort & factory in Delagoa Bay | Dutch Gold Coast | Gorée | Mauritius |

The Americas: Berbice | New Holland (in Brazil) (part) | Dutch Guiana & | Demerara | Essequibo annex Pomeroon | New Netherland (New Amsterdam, New Sweden) | Tobago | Virgin Islands (part) List of Colonial Heads of the Dutch Gold Coast Settlements (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office) See also Ghana Heads of State of Ghana Heads of Government of Ghana Gold Coast Colonial Heads of Ghana (Gold Coast) Colonial Heads of Danish Gold Coast Lists of incumbents ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Dutch Empire. ... Arguin is an island off the west coast of Mauritania in the Bay of Arguin, at 20° 36 N., 16° 27 W. It is 6 km long by 2 broad. ... Map of European presence in 1652 The Cape Colony was a part of South Africa under British occupation during the 19th century. ... Maputo Bay from space, January 1990 Maputo Bay (Baia de Maputo), formerly Delagoa Bay (Port. ... Île de Gorée (i. ... Berbice is the Second largest of the three counties in Guyana and is known as the ancient county. ... // The Age of Exploration The discovery of Brazil was preceded by a series of treaties between the kings of Spain and Portugal, the last of them is the Treaty of Tordesillas, signed in 1494, creating the Tordesillas Meridian, that divided the world between that two kingdoms. ... // Native American period The history of Suriname dates from 3000 BCE, when Native Americans first inhabited the area. ... Demerara was one of the original British colonies that was joined into the colony of British Guiana, now Guyana. ... Essequibo is the name of a Dutch colony founded in 1616 and located in the region of the Essequibo River. ... River in Guyana, South America. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dutch Revival buildings from the early 20th century on Pearl Street in lower Manhattan recall the Dutch origins of the city. ... New Sweden, or Nya Sverige, was a small Swedish settlement along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ...


Dutch colonization of the Americas During the 17th century, Dutch traders established trade posts and plantations throughout the Americas; actual colonization, with Dutch settling in the new lands was not as common as with settlements of other European nations. ...


Asia: Ceylon | Dutch India (Dutch Bengal - Coromandel Coast - Malabar Coast) | Deshima island in Japan | Dutch East Indies | Malacca | Taiwan | This article is about the Coromandel Coast of India. ... Malabar Coast, Kerala Bekal Fort Beach, Kerala The Malabar Coast also known as the Malabarian Coast, is a long and narrow south-western shore line of the mainland Indian subcontinent. ... View of Dejima in Nagasaki Bay Scale model of Dutch trading post on display in Dejima (2003) Edo-era boundaries of Dejima island (outlined in red) within the modern city of Nagasaki. ... The Dutch East Indies, or Netherlands East Indies, (Dutch: Nederlands-Indië) was the name of the colonies set up by the Dutch East India Company, which came under administration of the Netherlands during the 19th century (see Indonesia). ... State motto: Bersatu Teguh Capital Malacca Town Governor Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd. ...


Arctic & Oceania: Netherlands New Guinea (Indonesian Irian Jaya) | Smeerenburg on Amsterdam island Dutch New Guinea was a common name of western New Guinea while it was a colonial possession of the Netherlands. ... The settlement of Smeerenburg on Amsterdam Island in north-west Svalbard, originated with Dutch whalers before 1620: one of Europes northernmost outposts. ... Official language Norwegian Capital Longyearbyen King Harald V Governor Per Sefland Area  - Total Ranked 122nd 62,049 km² Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Ranked 230th 2,756 0. ...

See also: Dutch East India Company | Dutch West India Company|
Present colonies (only Caribbean)
Kingdom of the Netherlands: Netherlands Antilles | Aruba

Dutch colonial possessions, with the Dutch East India Company possessions marked in a paler green, surrounding the Indian Ocean plus Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic. ... Dutch West India Company (Dutch: West-Indische Compagnie or WIC) was a company of Dutch merchants. ...

Sources and references

  • WorldStatesmen- Ghana

 
 

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