Location and Size
The District is located in the middle part of the Volta Region and lies within longitude 00 15’ E and 00 45’ E and latitude 60 45’ N and 70 15’ N. It shares a border with Hohoe and Jasikan Districts to the east, Kpando District to the south, Kadjebi and Krachi East Districts to the north and the Volta Lake to the west.The total land area is about 1105.9 square kilometres representing 5.4 percent of the total land area of the Volta Region.
Relief and drainage
The topography of the District is generally undulating, hilly at the eastern part but has lowlands along the Volta River on the west. In view of this, some parts closer to the Volta Lake are prone to flooding. The District is well drained with several rivers and streams including Konsu, Bompa, Kabo, Ufuo and Asukawkaw, some of which join the Volta Lake.
The District falls within the Semi Equatorial Zone and experiences a bimodal rainfall regime that peaks in July and September for the major and minor seasons respectively. The mean annual rainfall is about 1,500 mm. The District experiences a dry season, which is characterized by the cool-dry North East Trade Winds from early December to mid-March. Temperatures vary between 22oC and 34oC during the wet and dry seasons respectively.
The District is located within the Forest-Savanna Transitional Ecological Zone of Ghana; and is generally covered with the moist Semi-Deciduous Forest. The vegetative cover is made up of timber resources such as Odum, Mahogany, Asanfins, Papao, Kyere, Oprono, Wawa, Ofram Teak, among others. Medicinal plants also exist in the forest e.g. Nim, Mahogany, Teak, etc.
Date Created : 11/29/2017 2:11:58 AM