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Northern Region, Ghana - Salaga is the capital of its East Gonja District, Ghana

 

 

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Salaga is the capital of its East Gonja District, Ghana   
 
 Visitors to Salaga today can still see the pond known as Wonkan bawa (Hausa for "the bathing place of a slave") and a young baobab tree on the site of the old slave market.

NORTHERN REGION, Ghana 

Tamale Muncicipal District , -  TAMALE  + IMAGE

 

Central Gonja District , - BUIPE + IMAGE

 

Chereponi District , - Chereponi  (new)

 

West Gonja District , - DAMONGO

 

East Gonja District , - SALAGA

 

Tolon/Kumbungu District , - TOLON

 

Savelugu/Nanton District , - SAVELUGO + IMAGE

 

Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District , - SAWLA

 

Bole District , - BOLE

 

Karaga District , - KARGA

 

Kpandai District , - Kpandai 

 

Yendi Municipal District , - YENDI

 

Nanumba North District , - BIMBILLA

 

Nanumba South District , - WULENSI

 

Zabzugu/Tatale District , - ZABZUGU

 

Saboba/Chereponi District , - SABOBA

 

Gushiegu District , - GUSHIEGU

 

East Mamprusi District , - GAMBAGA

 

Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District , - BUNKPURUGU

 

West Mamprusi District, - WALEWALE  +  IMAGE

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Salaga, Ghana

 

Salaga, GHA
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Salaga

 

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Salaga served as a key market town of the Ashanti kingdom,

particularly for the busy regional slave trade and kola trade with the Mossi and Gonja kingdoms.

The city was sometimes referred to as "the Timbuktu of the south" for its cosmpolitan population and varied trade.

Like many market towns of the time, Salaga's ethnic groups divided into separate wards.

Estimates of its population in these years range from 20,000 to 50,000, with the Hausa language serving as a lingua franca.

Muslims formed the most dominant religious group, though many residents retained animist beliefs as well.

 

With the 1874 British defeat of the Ashanti,

the Gonja population of Salaga revolted, killing hundreds of the Ashanti.

The violence resulted in an immediate decline in trade, which would be further devastated by a 1892 civil war.

At this time, Britain and Germany had become the key European powers in the area, each supporting a rival candidate in the conflict; Britain seized the city directly in 1897.

By 1900, the city served only as a zongo, a rest stop for caravans.

 

 

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