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Fort Witsen

Template:Infobox military structure Fort Witsen, also Fort Tacaray, was a fort on the Dutch Gold Coast, established in 1656 near Takoradi. This fort was destroyed after a few years, and in 1684 the site was abandoned. A map from 1791 shows, however, that the Dutch had renewed their presence in the fort again.[1] The fort was handed over to Britain, along with the entire Dutch Gold Coast, on 6 April 1872, owing to the provisions of the Anglo-Dutch Treaties of 1870-1871.

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