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Bolgatanga Municipal District
Districts of Upper East Ghana
Districts of Upper East Ghana
Country Ghana
RegionUpper East Region
CapitalBolgatanga
Government
 • District executiveHarry Ayamga Epsona (succeeded Isaac Nsoh Amoah)
Area
 • Total1,463 km2 (565 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total228,778
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ISO 3166 codeISO 3166

The Bolgatanga Municipal District is a district of Ghana in the Upper East Region.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the district belong predominantly to different peoples of Northern Ghana. The town of Bolgatanga, however, has a cosmopolitan character. Here are mixed not only different peoples of the north, but also members of the major ethnic groups including the Akan, Ewe, and Ga peoples.

Climate

The climate is tropical with a rainy season from May to October and a long dry season with virtually no rainfall from October to April. Temperatures range between a maximum of 45 degrees in March / April and at least 12 °C in December.

The natural vegetation of the district consists of tree savanna, with baobab, and acacia trees. The low vegetation is burned by fire during the dry season or dried by the sun.

Economy

The majority of the population in the 1990s lived, in spite of the urban structure of the district, from agriculture, 19% commercial, 12% industry, mainly handicrafts, and just 7.4% were employed in public services.There are some jobs in the mining and construction and in the form of some metal-working companies, repair shops, painting companies etc. but these represent a very small minority.

Important towns in addition to Bolgatanga include:

Sources

Coordinates: 10°47′N 0°51′W / 10.783°N 0.850°W / 10.783; -0.850


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