Danish Gold Coast History of West Africa Dutch Gold Coast

Swedish Trading Posts in Africa

In 1650-1653 the Swedes established a number of fortified trading post on the Gold Coast, among them FORT CAROLUSBORG; they lost them to the Dutch in 1658. The Swedes sold their claim to most of the forts to the Danes. Fort Carolusborg was occupied by the Dutch in 1660 was given back to Sweden after peace was signed with the Netherlands in 1660. The Swedes held on to it until 1663, when it again was occupied by the Dutch, only to become English the year after.
Swedish presence on the Gold Coast was short-lived and of no lasting historical consequence.

European forts in Ghana, by Marco Ramerini; Castles and Forts of Ghana, from Akwaaba
Danish Possessions, by Marco Ramerini

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First posted in 2001, last revised on November 6th 2004

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