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Bawku West District
Districts of Upper East Ghana
Districts of Upper East Ghana
Country Ghana
RegionUpper East Region
CapitalZebilla
Government
 • District ExecutiveMoses Abaagre Appiah
Area
 • Total979 km2 (378 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total80,606
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ISO 3166 codeISO 3166

The Bawku West District is one of the eight districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The district was carved out of the old Bawku East District under the new local government system in 1988. The district capital of Bawku West is Zebilla. The district in bordered by Burkina Faso to the North, Bolgatanga District to the West and Bawku East District to the East. The district covers a land area of approximately 979 km2, which constitute about 12% of the total area of the region. According to the 2000 population and housing census, the district has 80,606 people of whom only 12% are literate. Kusaal is the dominant language in Zebilla. Goods and commodity trading occurs every three days in an open market in Zebilla.

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