Gushegu District

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Gushegu District
District
Districts of Northern region
Districts of Northern region
Gushegu District is located in Ghana
Gushegu District
Gushegu District
Gushegu District in Northern region
Coordinates: 9°55′N 0°19′W / 9.917°N 0.317°W / 9.917; -0.317
Region Northern Region
Capital Gushegu
Government
 • District executive Alhassan Fuseini
Area
 • Total 5,796 km2 (2,238 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
ISO 3166 code GH-NP-GU

The Gushegu District is one of the twenty (20) districts in the Northern Region of north Ghana. Gushegu district is carved out of the former Eastern Dagomba district, and is the third largest district in Northern region.[1] The capital is Gushegu which is 105 kilometres north east of Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

To the north are East Mamprusi District and West Mamprusi District, to the south the Yendi District. The Saboba-Chereponi District is to the east and the Savelugu-Nanton District lies to the west.

Villages[edit]

The major and only town is the capital Gushegu, and the major villages in the district are:

  • Kpatinga
  • Zinindo
  • Gaa
  • Geluwei
  • Nayogu
  • Samang/Yapala
  • Limo
  • Bulugu
  • Nawuhugu
  • Watugu
  • Nabuli
  • Zamanshiju
  • Salwa
  • Zantili
  • Shintoli
  • Samtemo
  • Pumo
  • Gbambu
  • Kpatili
  • Nyensung
  • Gungula
  • Sugu
  • Gushegu-Kamonaliyi
  • Damdaboli
  • Ofeni Wawwo
  • Zori
  • Samanga
  • Gmanicheri
  • Tintang.[3]

Tourism[edit]

There are weaving and smock sewing centres at Karaga and Kpatinga. Being developed are the Daka Forest Reserve with a large monkey population and the Karaga Forest Resreve. The Greenwich Meridian passes through Namangbeni.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gushegu District
  2. ^ "Northern Region » Gushegu". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  3. ^ "district information". Gushegu District Assembly. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Tourism Attractions". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 9°55′16″N 0°13′08″W / 9.921°N 0.219°W / 9.921; -0.219