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(For Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana, click here).

Akim Swedru
District capital
RegionEastern Region
DistrictBirim South District
BoroughAkim Swedru Urban Council
SeatDistrict Assembly
 • District Chief ExecutiveBaffour Mensah-Takyi
116 m (381 ft)
Time zoneGMT
Area code(s)+233 34 292

Akim Swedru is a Ghanaian town located in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is the capital of the newly created Birim South district.


The political administration for the Birim South District is the District Assembly which is located at Swedru. It is led by a District Chief Executive. The Assembly has both appointed and elected members. There are 32 Assembly members of which 10 are appointed and the rest elected. The local Member of Parliament is an ex officio member of the Assembly. Locally, the town has its own urban council which runs it.[1]


Around Swedru is located a lot of hills, streams and rivers. There are 2 peak rain seasons during May-June and September-October. The relative humidity ranges from 56% during the dry season and 70% during the rainy season. The district lies within a semi-deciduous rainforest region.[2]


Most of the local population are Akyem which is a subset of the Akan people and most are christians.[3]


  1. "Governance". Retrieved 2010-09-12.
  2. "Physical Characteristics". Retrieved 2010-09-12.
  3. "Demographic Characteristics". Retrieved 2010-09-12.

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