Relevant Data

Location & size

The district covers a land area of 1,996km2 with an estimated population of 82,109 in 2009

Topology & Drainage

The district forms part of the extensive Voltain sand-stone basin, which is basically a plain, devoid of any significant highlands. The major water body running through the district is the Volta, which forms the boundary between Atebubu District and the Northern Region. Rivers Pra, Nyomo, Tanfi and Nyina are some of the other important rivers in the district.

Climate & Vegetation

The district falls within the transitional zone between the wet semi-equatorial and tropical savannah climate regions. The vegetation comes under the interior wooded savannah type, although due to its transitional nature, the area does not totally exhibit typical savannah conditions.

Geology & Soil

The district falls within the interior wooded savanna or tree savanna. It is believed that the transitional zone was once forested and that the savanna conditions currently prevailing have been the result of human activities.

Soils in the District range from fine sandy loams to clayey loams, and are mostly poorly drained. Crops that can potentially be supported by these soils include rice, vegetables, yams, cassava, maize, sorghum, groundnuts, soya beans, cowpeas and tobacco.






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