Location and size
The district is located in the middle part of the Western Region of the country. It has an estimated land size of 1,845.9 square kilometres with 131 communities. It is bounded to the North by Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai and Upper Denkyira West Districts and Sefwi-Wiaso Municipal; to the North-West by Aowin District; to the South by Prestea Huni-Valley; to the East by Amenfi East District and to the West by Amenfi West District. It lies between latitudes 5o 20’N and 6o 7’N and longitudes 2o 9’W and 2o 27’W.
Topography and drainage
The topography of the district is generally undulating with summits averaging 153.The district is blessed with a good number of rivers and streams, including the Tano and Ankobra rivers. These rivers serve as sources of water for domestic and farming (irrigation) purposes, especially for vegetable farmers during the dry season.
Geology and mineral resources
The Amenfi Central District lies geologically within the Ghanaian Shield area which consists of the lower Proterozoic Volcanic and the Flyschoid Meta sediments of the Birimian System. The district falls within the Asankrangwa-Manso-Nkwanta Gold Belt which is associated with Birimian rocks. The rock type contains deposits of bauxite, manganese and iron-ore.
Two major soil groups are identified in the district. These are the Forest Ochrosol-Oxysols and Oxysols. These soils support the cultivation of tree crops such as coffee, oil palm, rubber, cola and cocoa. The soil type also supports the cultivation of food crops such as plantain, cassava, maize, rice, tomatoes, pepper and garden eggs. There is also a large deposit of clay which also supports building construction.
Date Created : 11/21/2017 6:49:35 AM