Fort Batenstein World Heritage Site


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Fort Batenstein
Part of Dutch Gold Coast
Butre Litho 1709.png
Fort Batenstein in 1709
Fort Batenstein is located in Ghana
Fort Batenstein
Fort Batenstein
Coordinates4°49′37″N 1°55′17″W / 4.826944°N 1.921389°W / 4.826944; -1.921389
Site history
Garrison information
OccupantsNetherlands (1656–1872)
United Kingdom (1875–1957)
Ghana (1957–Present)
LocationButre, Western Region, Ghana
Part ofForts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
CriteriaCultural: (vi)
Inscription1979 (3rd session)

Fort Batenstein was a fort and trading post established by the Dutch on the Gold Coast in 1656. It was situated near Butre (old spelling: Boutry). The fort was ceded with the entire Dutch Gold Coast to Britain in 1872.

At this fort, the Treaty of Butre was signed on 27 August 1656 between the Dutch and the Ahanta.

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