Mpraeso

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Mpraeso
Town
Mpraeso is located in Ghana
Mpraeso
Mpraeso
Location of Mpraeso in Eastern Region, Ghana
Coordinates: 6°34′48″N 0°43′47″W / 6.58000°N 0.72972°W / 6.58000; -0.72972Coordinates: 6°34′48″N 0°43′47″W / 6.58000°N 0.72972°W / 6.58000; -0.72972
Country  Ghana
Region Eastern Region
District Kwahu South District
Population (2013)
 • Total 11,190[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Mpraeso is a town and the capital of Kwahu South district, a district in the Eastern Region of south Ghana, located at an altitude of 367 m on the Kwahu Plateau, which forms the south-west boundary of Lake Volta. Mpraeso has a 2013 settlement population of 11,190 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The headwaters of the Pra River are near Mpraeso.

Education[edit]

Mpraeso Secondary School (MPASS) is in Mpraeso .[2]

Mining[edit]

The discovery of Bauxite near Mpraeso, announced in 1924, led to the development of the Bauxite mining industry along the Volta River.[3]

Arts[edit]

Mpraeso is famous for manufacturing pottery, particularly for its grinding bowls: shallow dishes with strong, inverted rims and ridges on the interior used to grind vegetables using a small wooden pestle.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ "Mpraeso Secondary School". Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  3. ^ Boahen, Adu (1975). Ghana: evolution and change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. London: Longman. ISBN 0-582-60065-0. 
  4. ^ "In Ghana, Pottery is Women's Work". Studio Potter. Retrieved 2009-03-18.