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Agbogbloshi, Ghana

From series “Top 14 Most Polluted Cities of the Planet”
One of the polluted cities of the world is Agbogbloshi. It is incredibly dangerous to live in this city. It was not always the case, however, that the ecology of one of the largest cities in Ghana had spoiled itself in just a few years, when the garbage heap of electronics was organized in the muddy semi-desert terrain. This is where the largest developed countries produce millions of tonnes of 'digital' waste each year. At present, the landfill at Agbogbloshi is the largest landfill on the planet.

Agbogbloshi, Ghana The loading of the waste to the landfill has been prohibited for a short time, but this does not disrupt a number of countries. For several years the containers from Japan, USA and Great Britain have been delivered to the landfill daily. Today the area of ​​the rubbish heap is about 4 acres. The population of the city, which was once an ecological point of view, is today about 40 thousand people. For some locals, the landfill literally serves as a main resource - here, children and young people work underneath the mountains of electronic waste.

Every day they come to the landfill and read the waste in search of non-ferrous metals. The reward for 12 hours of work is very modest and does not make more than 6 USD. In the search for copper and the integrated microchips, the children have to burn the electronic waste. The number of toxins released into the air is simply terrible. The stinging smoke adds irreparable harm to human health. Its influence on the functions of nervous and sex systems is irreparable. A few years ago the ecologists offered the new way of fighting against further air pollution. They think the Karle Lagoon, on the coast of which the landfill is located, is to be flooded. Next - Dzerzhinsk

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Top destination around Agbogbloshi - Accra

Even tourists who don’t like gambling will find it interesting to visit the Golden Dragon Casino. This venue has a luxurious décor that is reminiscent of an old and posh palace. Giant crystal chandeliers, luxurious carpets, and furniture made from valuable wood species decorate the main hall of the casino. Fans of roulette and card games will like Golden Dragon. This casino also has a bar and often hosts entertainment programs for its guests.
In the vicinity of Accra, there are several charming and old villages that tourists may want to visit. People in these settlements have the same lifestyle as their ancestors many years ago. If you have ever wanted to familiarize yourself with the traditions and lifestyle of the indigenous people of Ghana, it is hard to think of a better destination. Many villages have become popular tourist objects, and so local people organize interesting dancing and music shows for foreign guests. Moreover, visitors can try traditional dishes cooked over an open fire or learn how to make interesting artworks in the national style.

There are many nightclubs in Accra, and the most popular ones are located close to the ocean. Republic is one of the best destinations for fans of dancing and exotic cocktails. It is famous for a broad range of grilled dishes, so it is possible to enjoy a delicious late dinner in the club.
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