Location and Size
The Municipality lies within Longitudes 0.30E and 1.05E and Latitudes 5.45N and 6.005N. It is located east of the Volta estuary, about 160km to the east of Accra, off the Accra-Aflao main road. It shares common borders with Akatsi South District to the north, Ketu North and South Districts to the east, South Tongu District to the west and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. Out of the total surface area of 1,086km2, approximately 362km2 (about 30 per cent) is covered by water bodies. The largest of these is Keta Lagoon, which is about 12 km at its widest section and 32km long.
Relief and Drainage
The Municipality is a low-lying coastal plain with the highest point of 53 metres above sea level and the lowest between 1 to 3.5 metres below sea level thereby making it vulnerable to tidal waves and sea erosion. As a result, some communities along the coast suffered sea erosion until the sea defence wall was built to protect the rest of the land. Three main geographic belts may be identified namely, the narrow coastal strip, the lagoon basin of the middle belt and the plains of the north.
1. Toje-Alajo Suitable for arable crops like cassava, vegetable, cotton, mango, cashew, coconut, rice, maize tobacco.
2. Amo-Tefle Suitable for sugarcane cassava, vegetable, cotton, mango, cashew, coconut, rice, maize, tobacco
3. Ada-Oyibi A few areas suitable for pasture
4. Oyibi-Muni association, Area subject to periodic flooding and therefore unsuitable for agriculture
5. Keta association Suitable for growing coconut
Date Created : 11/29/2017 3:16:09 AM