Ho, Ghana

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Ho
Town
View of Ho from Northern hills
View of Ho from Northern hills
Official logo of Ho
Ho Municipal Assembly logo
Ho is located in Ghana
Ho
Ho
Location of Ho in Volta region
Coordinates: 6°36′43″N 0°28′13″E / 6.61194°N 0.47028°E / 6.61194; 0.47028Coordinates: 6°36′43″N 0°28′13″E / 6.61194°N 0.47028°E / 6.61194; 0.47028
Country Ghana
Region Volta Region
District Ho Municipal District
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 96,213[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
Area code(s) 036

Ho is a town and the capital of Ho Municipal District and the Volta Region of Ghana. Ho lies between Mount Adaklu and Mount Galenukui (Togo Atakora Range), and is home to a museum, a cathedral and a large prison.[2] Ho has a settlement population of 96,213 people.[1] It was the capital of British Togoland.

History[edit]

Ho was a part of the German colony of Togoland until World War I, when it was occupied by the British. Ho later became the capital of the League of Nations mandate of British Togoland and the latter French Togoland until that entity's incorporation into the British Gold Coast colony, which subsequently became Ghana.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ho
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
33
(92)
33
(92)
32
(89)
31
(87)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(83)
29
(85)
31
(88)
32
(89)
31
(88)
30.8
(87.4)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(78)
24
(76)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23.8
(74.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
15
(0.6)
51
(2.0)
102
(4.0)
152
(6.0)
152
(6.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
76
(3.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
8
(0.3)
766
(30.2)
Source: Myweather2.com [3]

Attractions[edit]

The traditional festival in Ho is the Yam Festival which is celebrated around September of every year.[2] Ho has a lively and huge open market that attracts people from all over Volta Region and migrants from Togo.[2] There are numerous churches in the Ho municipality, including the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ho.[2]

Sports[edit]

Ho Sports Stadium is also located in the town. Volta Region's football team is Heart of Lions who are based in Kpandu's Kpando Stadium.[2]

Transport[edit]

In central parts of Ho the roads are paved, the roads outside are not.[2]

Healthcare[edit]

The town is home to two hospitals, including the Volta Regional Hospital, completed in the year 2000. There are also numerous clinics that serve the town.[2]

Education[edit]

There are many private and public basic schools in Ho.[4] Here is a list of tertiary institutions in Ho:

  • University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Ho Polytechnic
  • Evangelical Presbyterian University College
  • Nurses Training Schools (Community Health & RGN)
  • Data Link Pre-University College,
  • Gcom Pre-University College,
  • Mawuli School
  • OLA Girls' Secondary School
  • E.P Mawuko Girls Secondary School
  • Sunrise Christian High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Touring Ghana - Volta Region. touringghana.com.
  3. ^ "Ho Weather Averages". Myweather2. 2013.  Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  4. ^ Schools in Volta Region. ghanaschoolsonline.com.

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