Location and Size
The Amenfi West District as one of the Districts in the Western Region of Ghana is located between Latitude 400’N and 500 40’N and Longitudes 10 45’ W and 20 10’W. It Bounded to the north of the district is the Amenfi West District, the south by the Ahanta West District, the West by the Nzema East District and the East by Wassa East District. The District has a total land area of 2354 sq. km.
Topology and Drainage
The topography is generally undulating with summit averaging 153 meters (500ft). There is a good network of rivers and streams. Notable are rivers Tano and Ankobra. The rivers could be a source of water for irrigation purposes especially for vegetable farmers in the dry season.
The volume of these rivers reduces considerably during the dry season. Most of the streams dry out completely in the dry season when they are needed. Thus, many enclaves in the district suffer acute water shortage during the dry season.
Climate and Vegetation
There are three main vegetational zones: semi deciduous forest, the south-west rainforest and the transitional forest, all of which are suitable for the cultivation of both food and cash crops. The forests of the district are part of the only surviving high forests of Ghana.
Geology and Soil
The Amenfi West District is located on the Birimian rock system; the district lies within the Kumasi Basin and partly within the Sefwi Gold belt, however major part of the district is positioned in the transitional zone of Sefwi and the Axim-Konongo gold belts.
Date Created : 11/28/2017 6:45:38 AM