Apaa (pronounced Are-paahn)
|District||Gomoa West District|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time|
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Apam is the site of Fort Lijdzaamheid or Fort Patience, a Dutch-built fort which was completed in 1702, which dominates the fishing harbor and town from a rocky peninsula located on the south side of the town. It was a major port prior to independence, but after Tema was built, shipping was forbidden. The town has an Odikro (Chief of the town). It is also a major town in the Gomoa Akyempem Paramountcy. There are many fishermen as fishing is the main industry. Apam has a Secondary School, an FM station, several churches and a salt-winning industry. The Benyah Lagoon is used to produce salt.
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