Location and size
The Upper Denkyira West District lies within latitudes 5º 30’ N and 6º 02’ N of the equator and longitudes 1º W and 2º W of the Greenwich Meridian. It is the northernmost district in the Central Region. It shares common boundaries with the following districts:- Babiani-Ahwiaso-Bekwai District (Western Region) to the north, Amansie West and Amansie Central Districts (Ashanti Region) to the east, Wassa Amenfi East and Wassa Amenfi West districts (Western Region) to the west, and Upper Denkyira East Municipality to the south. The District has a total land area of 579.21 square kilometers which represents 3% of the total land area of the Central Region.
Relief and drainage
The district falls under a forest-dissected plateau, rising to about 250 m above sea level. The topography of the district is generally undulating with pockets of steep sided hills alternating with flat-bottomed valleys. The major river in the area is the River Dia and River Offin. Several streams which are tributaries of either the river Offin or Dia flow through the district and serve as major sources of water for farming activities and domestic use. Prominent among them are the Subin Ninta, Afiefi and Subin in the northern part of the district.
The District falls within the semi equatorial zone with its characteristics. The mean annual temperatures are 30 º C on the hottest months and about 26ºC in the coolest months. The annual range of temperature is 5°C. There are two rainfall regimes (double-maxima rainfall) and the total annual mean rainfall is between 1,200mm and 2,000mm. The first rainy season spans from May to June with the heaviest in June, while the second rainy season is from September to October. The main dry season is from November to February. This is well suited for the cocoa production which the district is one of the leading producers.
Date Created : 11/30/2017 5:04:55 AM