Location and Size
The District shares boundaries with the Republic of Togo to the East, Ho West District on southeast. The southwest of the District shares common boundary with South Dayi District; while on the northern section is Hohoe Municipal and the northwest is Kpando Municipal and North Dayi District. The total land area of the District is 553.0 square kilometers.
The District lies in the wet semi-equatorial climatic zone. Annual rainfall is between 1,016mm-1,210mm with an average of four to five (4-5) months dry season experienced between November and April. The usual rainfall pattern of double maxima regime has gradually changed giving a long stretch of rainy season starting from late April and ends in October.
Temperatures are high throughout the year and range from 26ºC in the coolest months to about 32ºC in the hottest month usually just before the rainy season. Mean monthly temperature is about 29oC.
Vegetation and soil type
The District is located in the forest-savannah transitional ecological zone of Ghana. The predominant vegetation found in the District is Semi-Deciduous Forest and Guinea Savannah Woodlands. Timber species found in the forest include Wawa, Obeche, Odum and Mahogany. The western plains are covered by Guinea Savannah Woodlands and tall grasses. These are found in the plains of Ve, Tafi, Have, Agate, Goviefe and Kpeve areas of the District.
Topography and drainage
The landform of the District is a combination of both highlands and lowlands. The District contains part of the Akwapim Togo Ranges within which is “Afadza” Mountain or “Afadjato”, the highest elevation in Ghana (885m). River Dayi which takes its source from Togo is found in parts of the District. Some other important rivers which drain into the River Dayi are Koloe, and Aflabo.
Some of these rivers have waterfalls most probably as a result of tectonic activities that might have taken place centuries ago. The Aflabo and Tagbo waterfalls are good examples. The low lying valleys have swamps which are used for rice cultivation. Another important feature is the location of the Volta Lake at the southern end of the District.
Date Created : 11/29/2017 1:51:11 AM