Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (1687- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Bissau is the capital of the nation of Guinea-Bissau. It is located on the Geba River estuary on the Atlantic Ocean, on a peninsula that used to be an island. In 2007 its population was estimated at approximately 407,000 people.  Bissau … Read MoreBissau, Guinea-Bissau (1687- )

Kingston, Jamaica (1692– )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, was founded in July 1692 when an earthquake destroyed the nearby city of Port Royal. The most recent census puts its population at 937,700. Today Kingston is the center of trade, manufacturing, and shipping for the … Read MoreKingston, Jamaica (1692– )

Cape Town, South Africa (1652- )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and one of the nation’s cultural and economic centers. Before the arrival of Europeans, the area was inhabited by San and Khoikhoi peoples. In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck established a … Read MoreCape Town, South Africa (1652- )

Cape Coast Castle

Image Ownership: Public Domain Cape Coast Castle is a European-built fortress situated on the central coastline of Ghana. Since its initial construction in 1652, the Castle served as a trading post for European nations and as the headquarters of British colonial administration for the Gold … Read MoreCape Coast Castle