Mfantsiman Municipal District

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Mfantsiman Municipal
District
Saltpond Town centre
Saltpond Town centre
Location of Mfantsiman Municipal in Central Region
Location of Mfantsiman Municipal in Central Region
Mfantsiman Municipal is located in Ghana
Mfantsiman Municipal
Mfantsiman Municipal
Location of Mfantsiman Municipal in Central Region
Coordinates: 5°12′N 1°4′W / 5.200°N 1.067°W / 5.200; -1.067Coordinates: 5°12′N 1°4′W / 5.200°N 1.067°W / 5.200; -1.067
Country Ghana
Cultural Region Ghana Ghana
Region Central Region
Capital Saltpond
Government
 • Type Municipal Assembly
 • District Executive Henry Kweku Hayfron
Area
 • Total 533 km2 (206 sq mi)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
ISO 3166 code GH-CP-MF[1]
Website www.mfantseman.ghanadistricts.gov.gh

The Mfantseman Municipal is one of the 17 districts in the Central Region of Ghana. Its capital is Saltpond.

History[edit]

In 2008, the Mfantseman Municipal district achieved municipal status.

Geography[edit]

The Mfantseman Municipal is located along the Atlantic coastline cf the Central Region of Ghana and extends from latitudes 5° to 5°20’ north of the equator and longitudes 0°44’ to 1°11’ west of the Greenwich Meridian, stretching for about 21 kilometers along the coastline and for about 13 kilometers inland and constituting an area of 612 square kilometers. The municipal capital is Saltpond.

The Municipal is bounded to the west and Northwest by Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, to the east by Ekumfi District and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. Ekumfi District was created out of Mfantseman district. The District as of 2012 starts from Mankessim to Yamoransa.

Economy[edit]

The inhabitants are mainly employed through fishing, farming or tradings. The capital Saltpond was the birthplace of Convention People's Party (CPP), the party of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Kwame Nkrumah planted a palm tree that signified the birth of UGCC in the town. The palm tree is found along the main road of the town. The first tarred road in Ghana is also found in Saltpond.

The municipality houses the Akanland Ceramics factory and also known to be the first place to begin off-shore oil-drilling in Ghana.

List of settlements[edit]

Settlements of Effutu Municipal Assembly
No. Settlement Population Population year
1 Abor
2 Anomabo
3 Balfikrom
4 Biriwa
5 Ekrawfo
6 Ekumpoanu
7 Essarkyir
8 Essueshia
9 Eyisam
10 Immuna
11 Kyeakor
12 Kuntu
13 Mankesim
14 Narkwa
15 Saltpond 24,132 2012
16 Tantum (Otuam)
17 Yamoransa

Notable people[edit]

Some popular people who hail from Mfantseman Municipality are:

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