Apam is a coastal town and capital of Gomoa West District in the Central Region of Ghana, located approximately 45 kilometers east of the Central Region capital, Cape Coast.

Apaa (pronounced Are-paahn)
Town and District Capital
Fort Lijdzaamheid or Fort Patience in Apam
Fort Lijdzaamheid or Fort Patience in Apam
Apam is located in Ghana
Location of Apam in Central Region
Coordinates: 5°16′44″N 0°44′23″W / 5.27889°N 0.73972°W / 5.27889; -0.73972Coordinates: 5°16′44″N 0°44′23″W / 5.27889°N 0.73972°W / 5.27889; -0.73972
Country Ghana
Region Central Region
DistrictGomoa West District
 • Total26,466[1]
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time
 • Summer (DST)GMT

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.


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.

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