Nsawam

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Nsawam
Town
Official logo of Nsawam
Akuapim South Municipal District logo
Nsawam is located in Ghana
Nsawam
Nsawam
Location of Nsawam in Eastern Region, Ghana
Coordinates: 05°48′00″N 00°21′00″W / 5.80000°N 0.35000°W / 5.80000; -0.35000
Country  Ghana
Region Eastern Region
District Akwapim South Municipal
Population (2013)
 • Total 44,522[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Nsawam is a town in south Ghana and is the capital of the Akuapim South Municipal District, a district in the Eastern Region of south Ghana.[2] Nswam is controlled by Akuapim South Municipal District (ASMD). As of 2013, Nsawam has a settlement population of 44,522 people.[1] Nsawam is situated on a main railway and highway to Kumasi.[2]

Name[edit]

There are two other places in Ghana with the same name.[2]

Security Prison[edit]

Nsawam is the location of Ghana's Security Prison "Nsawam Medium Security Prison".[2]

Education[edit]

Secondary education[edit]

Nsawam has two major secondary schools - St. Martins Secondary School (SMARTS) and Nsawam Secondary School (NSASCO). Nsawam also has several prominent and great junior high schools; debatably Nana Osae Djan and Perseverance International Preparatory School being the most prominent.[2]

Higher education[edit]

Nsawam has two major secondary schools - St. Martins Secondary School (SMARTS) and Nsawam Secondary School (NSASCO). BOPA College of Arts and Sciences is also situated in Nsawam. BOPA College of Arts is a private vocational school for young women. They learn sewing, catering and designing of clothing. Nsawam also has several prominent and great junior high school; debatably Nana Osae Djan and Perseverance Int. Prepertory. School being the most prominent. In Nsawam there is also a Business Complex School dedicated to the grooming of Secretaries and entry-level business students. This school, Millennium Kings Academy, located on the Court Street, Nsawam, was established almost 30 years ago.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nsawam
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(89)
31
(87)
29
(85)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
30
(86)
32
(89)
31
(88)
30.4
(86.7)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23.4
(74)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
25
(1.0)
25
(1.0)
102
(4.0)
152
(6.0)
152
(6.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
76
(3.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
5
(0.2)
747
(29.5)
Source: Myweather2.com[3]

Healthcare[edit]

The town of Nsawam is the most preferred hotspot for health care in the Akuapim South Municipal District as it houses the Nsawam Government Hospital, not far from the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons, and over five other recognised health centres.[2]

Transport[edit]

Train and road[edit]

Nsawam is served indirectly by a railway station on the Ghana national railway network, which serves as a link between Accra and Kumasi. Over the last decade however, the coaches run, on the Accra-Nsawam route as the only relic from the glorious days of rail transport.[2]

Nsawam serve as the major business center for most farming communities such as Pakro, Fotobi, Asiaw-Krom, Dobro, Nkyenekyene, Ahodjo, etc.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Akuapim South Municipal
  3. ^ "Nsawam Weather Averages". Myweather2. 2013.  Retrieved 21 June 2013.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 05°48′00″N 00°21′00″W / 5.80000°N 0.35000°W / 5.80000; -0.35000