- Population (1990 estimate) 180,600.
- Distance From Accra (25 Km / 16 mi.)
With the opening of an artificial harbor in 1961, Tema developed from a small fishing village to become Ghanas leading seaport and an industrial center. Most of the countrys chief export, cacao, is shipped from Tema.
The city has industries producing aluminum, refined petroleum, chemicals, food products, and building materials.
Tema is considered the "heart of the country's development.