Kibi, Ghana

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Kibi
Kyebi
Town
Official logo of Kibi
East Akim Municipal District logo
Kibi is located in Ghana
Kibi
Kibi
Location of Kibi in Eastern Region
Coordinates: 06°10′N 00°33′W / 6.167°N 0.550°W / 6.167; -0.550Coordinates: 06°10′N 00°33′W / 6.167°N 0.550°W / 6.167; -0.550
Region Eastern Region
District East Akim Municipal
Elevation 318 m (1,043 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 11,677[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Kibi or Kyebi is a town and the capital of the East Akim Municipal District, a district in the Eastern Region of south Ghana, on the eastern slopes of the Atewa Range.[2] Kibi lies at an altitude of 318 m, and, Kibi has a 2013 settlement population of 11,677 people.[1]

Transport[edit]

Train[edit]

Kibi is served at a short distance by a station on the Ghana rail transport network.

History[edit]

Kibi is the traditional capital of the Akyem Abuakwa state in Eastern region (also known as Okyeman). The Ofori Panin paramount stool which is the traditional seat of the Okyenhene is located in Kibi.

Education[edit]

Kibi has a number of educational institutions from primary education to higher education and Kibi also has as school for the deaf, founded in 1975, which by 2008 had 213 students.[3]

Economy[edit]

Tarkwaian rocks, a major source of gold, have been found near Kibi.[4] Several mining companies including Paramount Mining Corporation have been exploring their potential.[5] RUSAL, a major Russian Aluminium applied to the Ghana Minerals Commission and the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Industry Committee for permission to explore the Ghana bauxite deposits near Kibi.[6]

Railway station[edit]

In Kibi there is a railway station, Kibi railway station.

See also[edit]

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ "Website". East Akim Municipal. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Japan commissions project at Kibi School for the Deaf". Joyonline. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Geology and Mineral Deposits". Minerals Commission. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  5. ^ "Paramount Mining to commence testing". World Gold Council. 2006-06-29. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  6. ^ "RUSSIAN ALUMINIUN GIANT, RUSAL, 'EYES' GHANA'S VALCO". Embassy of Russia. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 

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