Bawku West District
|Bawku West District|
Districts of Upper East region
|Upper East region|
|Region||Upper East Region|
|• District Executive||Moses Abaagre Appiah|
|• Total||979 km2 (378 sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
|ISO 3166 code||GH-UE-BW|
The Bawku West District was carved out of the old Bawku East District under the new local government system in 1988. As the Kussasi kingdom of Kussaug, it is much older.
The district is bordered by Talensi-Nabdam District to the West and Bawku Municipal District to the East. The district covers a land area of approximately 979 km2, which constitute about 12% of the total area of Upper East region.
According to the 2000 population and housing census, the district had 80,606 people of whom only 12% were literate at that time. Kusaal is the dominant language in Zebilla. The majority of the inhabitants of the district are Kussasi, but there are also numerous Basari and Mossi from the adjacent kingdoms.
Goods and commodity trading occurs every three days in an open market in Zebilla. The same occurs in smaller townships like Sapeliga on the Burkinabe border.