Sekondi-Takoradi is an Atlantic Ocean port city in Ghana, with metro population around 450,000. It is the capital of Sekondi-Takoradi Metro District and Ghana's Western Region. This is region's largest and a major industrial and commercial seaport.
- City's main industries include cocoa processing, timber, plywood, harbour (trade, shipping), railway repair, shipbuilding, petroleum (crude and sweet crude oil). Sekondi-Takoradi is on the railway lines to Accra and Kumasi.
- The city is currently officially named Ghana's Oil City after the discovery of huge oil reserves in its western region. In 2010, of nearly 250,000 inhabitants in Sekondi-Takoradi metro area, only 92,000 were born in Ghana's Western Region. 60,000 came from country's central region, 20,000 from Ashanti region (Kumasi), 20,000 were born in Greater Accra Region.
- Takoradi attracts many international investors (including miners) as the city is near the mining towns in Ghana's western part.
- Sekondi-Takoradi features numerous beaches (mainly to the west of Takoradi), small resorts (including Fanta's Folly, Green Turtle Lodge, The Hideout), large resorts (Axim Beach, Busua Beach, Lou Moon Lodge), annual street carnival.