Saltpond

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Saltpond
Town
Saltpond skyline and Town centre
Saltpond skyline and Town centre
Saltpond is located in Ghana
Saltpond
Saltpond
Location of Saltpond in Central region, South Ghana
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
Region Central Region
District Mfantsiman Municipal
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 24,689[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Saltpond is a town and the capital of the Mfantsiman Municipal District in the Central Region of South Ghana. Saltpond has a population of 24,689 people.[1]

Economy[edit]

Petroleum[edit]

Saltpond is noted for offshore crude oil resources. Saltpond Offshore Producing Company Limited, and two joint venture partners operate the Saltpond Oil Field.[2]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw" (Tropical Savanna Climate).[3]

Climate data for Saltpond
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
33
(92)
33
(92)
33
(91)
31
(87)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(83)
28
(82)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
31.1
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(78)
26
(78)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(74)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24.2
(75.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
13
(0.5)
51
(2.0)
127
(5.0)
152
(6.0)
152
(6.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
76
(3.0)
76
(3.0)
25
(1.0)
13
(0.5)
794
(31.3)
Avg. precipitation days 0 1 2 2 4 4 5 4 5 4 1 1 33
Source: Myweather2.com[4]

Education[edit]

University[edit]

International Ahmadiyya University Of Theology, is located in Mankessim suburb of Saltpond.

Notable residents[edit]

Saltpond is the birthplace of Professor Kwesi Dickson, who was a notable Ghanaian academic, theologian, and author.[5] Sir Kobina Arku Korsah, a notable Chief Justice, was also born in Saltpond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ "Saltpond Field". Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC). Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Saltpond
  4. ^ "Saltpond Weather Averages". Myweather2. 2013.  Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "President Kufuor and nation mourn Prof Dickson". Retrieved 2010-06-29. 

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