Birim South District

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Birim South District
District
Official seal of Birim South District
Seal
Eastern Region districts
Eastern Region districts
Birim South District is located in Ghana
Birim South District
Birim South District
Location of Birim South district in Eastern Region
Coordinates: 5°53′39.98″N 1°0′55.22″W / 5.8944389°N 1.0153389°W / 5.8944389; -1.0153389Coordinates: 5°53′39.98″N 1°0′55.22″W / 5.8944389°N 1.0153389°W / 5.8944389; -1.0153389
Region Eastern Region
Capital Akim Swedru
District 2008
Named for Birim River
Seat District Assembly
Boroughs
Government
 • District Executive Baffour Mensah-Takyi
 • Presiding Member Kwaku Amoah Bosompem
Area
 • Total 299.5 km2 (115.6 sq mi)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
Area code(s) +233 34 292
Website Official website

The Birim South District is one of the twenty-one (21) districts of the Eastern Region of south Ghana. The Birim River flows through Birim South district. The capital is Akim Swedru.[1]

History[edit]

The old Birim South District with capital at Akim Oda was split into two forming the Birim Central Municipal District and the smaller and new Birim South District. Akim Oda remains capital of the Birim Central Municipal District while the new Birim South District has its capital at Akim Swedru. Birim South administrative district was created in 2008 by the NPP Kufuor government.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

The Birim South district is located in the south of Eastern Ghana. It is bordered on the north east by the Birim Central Municipal District. To the west is the Assin North Municipal District in the Central Region and to the south, the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa and Agona West Districts, also in the Central Region.[1]

Geography[edit]

The district covers an area of 299.5 square kilometres. Within it are a lot of hills, streams and rivers. It has 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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The population is 47.6% male and 51.4% female.[1] 56% of the population live in rural areas.[1]

Administration[edit]

The highest political and administrative body in the district is the District Assembly. The District Executive is the political and administrative head. The assembly also has a presiding member who is the chairperson. There are 3 sub-district councils. They are the Akim Swedru Urban Council, Achiasi Town Council and the Aperadi Area Council.[1]

List of settlements[edit]

The town of Akim Swedru, is the capital. The other major settlements in the Birim South district are Achiasi and Aperadi. Achiasi is the main commercial centre.[1]

Settlements of Birim South District
No. Settlement Population Population year
1 Achiasi
2 Adiembra
3 Aduasa
4 Aggreykrom
5 Akenkausu
6 Akim Swedru 10,379 2013
7 Akortekrom
8 Akyem Swedru
9 Anamase
10 Anyinam
11 Aperadi
12 Apoli
13 Awisa
14 Bieni
15 Bomoden
16 Duakon
17 Kokobeng
18 Nyankomase
19 Osorase

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Birim South district". Retrieved 2012-09-12. 

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