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Koforidua, also popularly known as Kof-town, is a city in the West African republic of Ghana, about an hour by road from Accra. It is the capital of the Eastern Region of Ghana and has a population of 87,315 (2000 census). It serves as a commercial center for the region and New-Juaben Municipal District. Koforidua was founded in 1875 by refugees from Ashanti. It was served by a station on the Ghana Railway network. Koforidua is one of the country’s oldest cocoa-producing centres. With the completion in 1923 of the Accra-Kumasi railway, it became an important road and rail junction. As cocoa production has moved westward to areas of virgin soil, Koforidua has become increasingly dependent upon its commercial and administrative functions. The town has only small-medium scale industries today.Industrial activities include the production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, textiles, crafts, soap, carpentry and joinery, traditional medicine, pottery and ceramics. Favourable weather...
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