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Tema is a city on the Ghanaian Coastal Plain. It is 25 kilometres east of Accra, and had a population of 161,612 in 2013. It is the second-largest city in the Greater Accra Region after Accra. It is also the industrial hub of Ghana as well the home to the country's largest port in Tema Harbour.

Tema Trading Market


Get in[edit]

There are several daily commuter trains from Accra.

  • 1 Tema Community 1 railway station. Terminus of commuter trains

The N1 Kwame Nkrumah Motorway (Tema Motorway) connects Tema and Accra. The motorway ends at Aflao Road, and continues as a normal suburban road.

Get around[edit]

Map of Tema


  • 1 Fish Market (along harbor front). 06:00-17:00 daily, closed Tu. One thing you can do in Tema is visit the harbor and fish market where you can watch the artisanal fishermen bring in their catch with their homemade canoes, if you can deal with the stink and dirty water.






  • 1 Vienna City Hotel, Emmanuel Quist Rd, +233 303304084. Check-in: -0.01419. A lively place with restaurant/bar, nightclub, free breakfast, wifi, a/c, airport shuttle. Next door to a casino. Not too far from street market and fish market. GH₵ 243.


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