Category:Fort Apam

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English: Fort Apam (Netherlands, originally: "Vestung de la Patience"; later: "Fort Leydsamheid" or "Fort Lijdzaamheid"; English: "Fort Patience") was built in 1697 by the Dutch at the village Apam (Ghana). The original name for this fort came from the unlimited patience which one had must display at the fort construction because of the uninterrupted conflicts with anti-Dutch-minded local chiefs and their hostilities, although the fort construction was covenanted with the then King of Agona to whose area of lordship belonged Apam.