Districts of Upper East region
|Upper East region|
|Region||Upper East Region|
|• District Executive||Alexis Ayamdor Adugdaa|
|• Total||488 km2 (188 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.83/km2 (4.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
|ISO 3166 code||GH-UE-BG|
Geography and climate
Bongo District is near the town of Bolgatanga, the Upper East Region's capital. It shares borders with Kassena-Nankana District in the west and the Bolgatanga Municipal District in the south. The total area is 459 square kilometers.
The area is generally flat with occasional outcrops of rocks at an altitude of 200 m. The landscape has little vegetation. The landscape borders on the Sudan Savannah Zone although technically in the Guinea Savannah Zone. The area is in danger of desertification. There is an average of 70 rain days a year, with an annual rainfall of 600-1,400 mm.
The Bongo Rocks is a top tourism site, which provides a beautiful view of all the Bongo district landscape, and allow an easy ascent. They have an intricate numbering system that leads to the top. The resonating rocks are hard to find.
The Bongo District contains one health center with 6 sub-clinics located throughout the district.
There are two senior secondary schools, thirteen junior secondary schools and forty primary schools.
Nearly 90 percent of the district's inhabitants speak Gurene.