Winneba is the capital of the Effutu Municipal District in the central part of Southern Ghana. Winneba has a population of over 55,000 inhabitants. Traditionally known as Simpa, Winneba is a historic fishing port in Southern Ghana. The city is located on the south coast of Ghana, 90 kilometers east of Cape Coast.

Winneba’s main industry is fishing. The city has a rich musical tradition and currently features several renowned musical groups in the country, including the Winneba Youth Choir, the Osimpam Ompeh group and the Akoo Show Choir.

The University of Education in Winneba is one of the educational institutions in Ghana.