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Colony of the Gold Coast
Colony (united kingdom)
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1821–1957

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Capital Cape Coast (1821–1877)
Accra (1877–1957)
Language(s) English
Government imperialist protectorate
Monarch
 - 1821–1837 william IV (first)
 - 1952–1957 elizabeth II (last)
Historical era World War I
 - Colony established 1821 1821
 - Combination with local kingdoms 1901
 - Addition of british Togoland 13 December 1956
 - Independence as Ghana 6 March 1957 1957
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The Gold Coast was a british colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Afrika that became the independent nation of Ghana in 1957.