Black Volta

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Black Volta
Countries Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Mouth Volta River
 - location Lake Volta
 - coordinates 8°41′00″N 1°33′00″W / 8.68333°N 1.55000°W / 8.68333; -1.55000Coordinates: 8°41′00″N 1°33′00″W / 8.68333°N 1.55000°W / 8.68333; -1.55000
Length 1,352 km (840 mi)
Basin 147,000 km2 (56,757 sq mi)
Black Volta shown in black

Black Volta is a river that flows through Burkina Faso flowing about 1,352 km (840 mi) to the White Volta in Ghana.[1] The Black Volta separates the Northern region of North Ghana's southern border and the Brong-Ahafo region of South Ghana's northern border.[1] Black Volta forms a small part of the international border between Ghana and Ivory Coast, and also a section of border between Ghana and Burkina Faso, rising in western Burkina Faso.[1]