Location and Size
Nkoranza North District lies within longitudes 1o 10` and 1o 55`West, and latitudes 7o 20` and 7o 55`North. In terms of land area, the District covers about 1374 sq. kilometres. It shares common administrative boundaries with Kintampo South to the North, Nkoranza South to the South, Atebubu-Amantin to the East and Techiman Municipal to the West.
Relief and drainage
The district lies between 153m to 305m above sea level. Ground water potential is highly variable depending on the underlying rock formation and rainfall. It however has four main rivers namely Tanko, Fanku, Fia and Tansi (see Figure 1.1 below).
The District lies within the tropical climate zone. The District experiences two rainy seasons. The major season is between April and June and the minor rainy season occurs between September and November. The temperature in the District is generally high with an annual average temperature of 26oC . Average maximum temperature is 30.9oC and minimum of 21.2oC. The hottest months are February, March and April. The prevailing climatic conditions in the district is favourable for agricultural activities.
In terms of vegetation, Nkoranza North District is part of the transitional zone between the savannah woodland of Northern Ghana and the forest belt of the South. Thus, Savannah woodland, and fewer areas of savannah re-growth largely characterize the eastern part of the district. The Southern part of the district is largely marked by forest re-growth made up of shrubs and grasses with few original tree species, especially silk cotton trees.
Date Created : 12/5/2017 2:51:25 AM