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Town and District Capital
Bechem is located in Ghana
Location of Bechem in Brong-Ahafo
Coordinates: 7°05′N 2°01′W / 7.083°N 2.017°W / 7.083; -2.017Coordinates: 7°05′N 2°01′W / 7.083°N 2.017°W / 7.083; -2.017
Country  Ghana
Region Brong-Ahafo
District Tano South District
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 17,677
Demonym(s) Bechemer
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Bechem is a small town and is the capital of Tano South district of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, and Bechem is the district capital for the Tano South Constituency.[2] Bechem is located close to the capital town of Brong-Ahafo, Sunyani. The town is known for the Bechem Presbyterian Secondary School.[3][4] The school is a second cycle institution.[5] The town has one of the best teacher training colleges in the country known as St. Joseph college (JOSCO) and it has two villages known to be Techimantia and Derma which both stand tall when it comes to tomato production in the country.

It is the home of Bechem United Football Club who currently play in the top division in Ghana.


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer online". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ Brong Ahafo » Tano South.
  3. ^ "Educational Institutions". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "References » Schools/Colleges". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "List of Secondary Schools in Ghana". Retrieved 12 August 2011.