|District||Kwahu South District|
|Elevation||1,204 ft (367 m)|
Mpraeso is the capital of the Kwahu South District in Ghana, located at an altitude of 367 m on the Kwahu Plateau, which forms the south-west boundary of Lake Volta. Mpraeso is about three hours' drive north-west from Accra. The population is about 36,000.
The town is the home of the Mpraeso Secondary School (MPASS).
Mpraeso is famous for pottery, particularly for its grinding bowls: shallow dishes with strong, inverted rims and ridges on the interior used to grind vegetables such as tomato, pepper or okra using a small wooden pestle.
The headwaters of the Pra River are near Mpraeso.
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