Builsa District

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Builsa District
District
Districts of Upper East region
Districts of Upper East region
Builsa District is located in Ghana
Builsa District
Builsa District
Builsa District in Upper East region
Coordinates: 10°44′5″N 1°17′26″W / 10.73472°N 1.29056°W / 10.73472; -1.29056Coordinates: 10°44′5″N 1°17′26″W / 10.73472°N 1.29056°W / 10.73472; -1.29056
Region Upper East Region
Capital Sandema
Government
 • District Executive Thomas Kofi Alonsi
Area
 • Total 1,946 km2 (751 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
ISO 3166 code GH-UE-BU

The Builsa District is one of the nine (9) districts in the Upper East Region of north Ghana. The capital is Sandema.

Education[edit]

There are numerous schools in Builsa District, including senior secondary schools.

Economy[edit]

The economic structure of the Builsa District is dominated by an agrarian subsistence economy. Industry is scarce, and tourism has not yet developed.

Demographics[edit]

The Builsa people of the Builsa District's population are immigrants from Burkina Faso.

Villages[edit]

The capital and largest town in the Builsa District is Sandema. The Builsa District encompasses the following villages:

  • Bachonsa
  • Chuchuliga
  • Doninga
  • Fumbisi
  • Gbedema
  • Gbedembilisi
  • Kadema
  • Kanjarga
  • Siniensi
  • Uwasa
  • Vaari
  • Wiaga
  • Wiesi

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