Nkawkaw

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Nkawkaw
Town
Nkawkaw as seen from hills
Nkawkaw as seen from hills
Official logo of Nkawkaw
Kwahu West Municipal District logo
Nkawkaw is located in Ghana
Nkawkaw
Nkawkaw
Location of Nkawkaw in Eastern Region, Ghana
Coordinates: 6°33′N 0°46′W / 6.550°N 0.767°W / 6.550; -0.767Coordinates: 6°33′N 0°46′W / 6.550°N 0.767°W / 6.550; -0.767
Region Eastern Region
District Kwahu West Municipal
Population (2013)
 • Total 61,785[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Nkawkaw (meaning "the red, red") is a town in south Ghana and is the capital of Kwahu West Municipal District, a district in the Eastern Region of south Ghana. Nkawkaw has a 2013 settlement population of 61,785 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Nkawkaw is situated on the road and former railway between Accra and Kumasi, and lies about halfway between these cities. It is also connected by road to Koforidua and Konongo. Nkawkaw is one of the major towns of the Kwahu Mountains. Historically it is not considered as a Kwahu town because its not on top of the mountain range. According to the 2013 census Nkawkaw has a settlement population of 61,785.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nkawkaw
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 39
(102.2)
36.6
(97.9)
39
(102.2)
36
(96.8)
33
(91.4)
32
(89.6)
31
(87.8)
33
(91.4)
32
(89.6)
33
(91.4)
39
(102.2)
33.6
(92.5)
34.77
(94.58)
Average low °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
12.7
(54.9)
13.3
(55.9)
9.8
(49.6)
10.8
(51.4)
12.5
(54.5)
14.3
(57.7)
13.3
(55.9)
8.8
(47.8)
14.6
(58.3)
12.8
(55.0)
13.8
(56.8)
12.84
(55.09)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
28
(1.1)
23
(0.9)
61
(2.4)
51
(2.0)
61
(2.4)
71
(2.8)
15
(0.6)
25
(1.0)
107
(4.2)
8
(0.3)
30
(1.2)
485
(19.1)
Source: Meoweather.com[2]

Sports[edit]

Nkawkaw is the location of football team Okwawu United and is also the location of the Nkawkaw Park (stadium).

Tourism accommodation[edit]

Paragliding in Nkawkaw

Nkawkaw has three hotels. Rojo Hotel is located on the road towards Kwahu Ridge. It is a 1 star hotel and has a wide range of dishes and a swimming pool. Topway Hotel is located on the same road as Rojo and is a bugethotel. Starting Point Hotel is a 1 star hotel and is located on the Obomeng road, in the southern part of Nkawkaw. The rooms have air conditioning, fans and a television in every room and a good restaurant.

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ "Nkawkaw Weather Averages". Meoweather. 2013.  Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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