Yendi

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Yendi
Town & District Capital
Yendi is located in Ghana
Yendi
Yendi
Location of Yendi in Northern region
Coordinates: 9°25′57″N 0°0′15″W / 9.43250°N 0.00417°W / 9.43250; -0.00417
Region Northern Region
District Yendi Municipal District
Population (2012)
 • Total 52,008[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Yendi is a town and the capital of Yendi Municipal district, district in the Northern Region of north Ghana.[2] Yendi has a 2012 settlement population of 52,008 people.[1]

Yendi has been known by several names such as Yeni, Yendiri and Naya. Its original name before it was converted to the capital of Dagbon Kingdom was Chare (its Konkomba name).[3] Timtitugri was the first Yaa-Naa settler of the area (then Yendiri). The capital town of Dagbon was named after the Deities of Yendiri. The Godhead (Bugli Yendiri) was so much revered that the Yaa-Naa would not mention his name often, swear to it or dream about it. It is believed that Yendiri is a human being, who can speak to the Yaa-Naa for guidance and wisdom. Since the king could not mention the gods name they called their new settlement Naaya (The king’s hometown).

A typical Yendi household in 1957

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yendi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 34
(93)
36
(97)
37
(98)
36
(96)
33
(91)
31
(88)
29
(84)
28
(83)
29
(84)
31
(88)
33
(92)
34
(94)
32.6
(90.7)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(67)
22
(72)
24
(75)
23
(74)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(69)
21
(70)
21
(69)
21
(69)
21.6
(70.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
25
(1.0)
76
(3.0)
102
(4.0)
152
(6.0)
178
(7.0)
203
(8.0)
203
(8.0)
76
(3.0)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
1,029
(40.5)
Source: Myweather2.com[4]

Economy[edit]

Mining[edit]

In 2004, proposals surfaced to link iron ore mines in the vicinity of Yendi by rail.[5]

see Sheini Hills

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ Northern » Yendi Municipal district
  3. ^ A. K. Awedoba, Edward Salifu Mahama, Sylvanus M. A. Kuuire, Felix Longi (2010). An Ethnographic Study of Northern Ghanaian Conflicts: Towards a Sustainable Peace : Key Aspects of Past, Present, and Impending Conflicts in Northern Ghana and the Mechanisms for Their Address. African Books Collective. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Yendi Weather Averages". Myweather2. 2013.  Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  5. ^ OTAL - Ghana

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 09°25′56.77″N 00°00′15.33″W / 9.4324361°N 0.0042583°W / 9.4324361; -0.0042583