Ashaiman

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Ashaiman
Ashiaman
Town & District Capital
Ashaiman is located in Ghana
Ashaiman
Ashaiman
Location of Ashaiman in Greater Accra region
Coordinates: 5°42′N 0°02′W / 5.700°N 0.033°W / 5.700; -0.033
Country Ghana
Region Greater Accra Region
District Ashaiman Municipal District
Elevation 128 ft (39 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 298,841[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Ashaiman (often wrongly spelled as "Ashiaman") is a large town in Greater Accra Region of South Ghana and is the capital of Ashaiman Municipal district, a district in Greater Accra Region.[2] Ashaiman has a not well known number of settlement population being estimated between some hundred thousands up to over one million people (298,841 inhabitants according to World Gazetter).[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ashaiman
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
33
(92)
32
(90)
33
(91)
31
(87)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
30
(86)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30.8
(87.6)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(76)
26
(78)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(76)
23
(73)
24
(75.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
25
(1.0)
127
(5.0)
152
(6.0)
152
(6.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
76
(3.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
5
(0.2)
757
(29.9)
Source: Myweather2.com[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ Greater Accra » Ashaiman Municipal district.
  3. ^ "Ashaiman Weather Averages". Myweather2. 2013.  Retrieved 22 June 2013.

History[edit]

Ashaiman was founded by Nii Ashai after he had moved from Tema. Ashaiman is therefore named after him meaning Ashia's town.[1]

Institutions of Higher Education[edit]

  • Ashaiman Senior High School* was founded on September 1990 by the Provisonal National Defence Council. The school began with 39 students and two teachers.Currently the school has a population of about 1,400 students and 104 teachers.Courses offered in the school include General Arts,General Science,Agriculture,Business and Visual Arts [2]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 5°42′N 0°02′W / 5.700°N 0.033°W / 5.700; -0.033

  1. ^ http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=152649
  2. ^ http://www.spyghana.com/ashaiman-shs-25th-anniversary-launched/