Physical Features

Mion District is located in the eastern corridor of the Northern Region of Ghana between Latitude 90 – 35" North and 00 – 30" West and 00 – 15" East. The district shares boundaries with the Tamale Metropolis, Savelugu Municipal and Nanton District to the west, Yendi Municipal to the east, Nanumba North and East Gonja districts to the south and Gushegu and Karaga districts to the north. The district covers a surface area of 2714.1 sq. km and has a population density of 30.1 persons per square kilometre.

The climate of the district is relatively dry, with a single rainy season that begins in May and ends in October. The amount of rainfall recorded annually varies between 750 mm and 1050 mm. The dry season starts in November and ends in March/April with maximum temperatures occurring towards the end of the dry season and minimum temperatures in December and January.

The Harmattan winds, which occur during the months of December to early February, have considerable effect on the temperatures in the district, which may vary between 14°C at night and 40°C during the day. Humidity, which is very low, mitigates the effect of the daytime heat. The district has vast areas of grassland, interspersed with the Guinea Savannah woodland, characterized by drought-resistant trees such as the acacia, Shea and dawadawa.


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