Densu River

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Densu River
River
Densu River 5.jpg
The estuary of Densu River
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Densu River Meander
Densuano Dam.jpg
Densuano Dam
Country Ghana
Mouth Atlantic Ocean
 - coordinates 5°31′0″N 0°19′0″W / 5.51667°N 0.31667°W / 5.51667; -0.31667Coordinates: 5°31′0″N 0°19′0″W / 5.51667°N 0.31667°W / 5.51667; -0.31667
Length 116 km (72 mi)
Basin 2,490 km2 (961 sq mi)

The Densu River is a 116 km long river in Ghana rising in the Atewa Range. It flows through an economically important agricultural region, supplies half the drinking water to Ghana's capital city of Accra, and ends in an ecologically significant wetlands at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.[1] The Densuano Dam and Weija Dam are situated on the Densu River.

Densu Basin[edit]

The population density of the Densu Basin is approximately 240 persons per square kilometer.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Ghanaian artist Kojo Antwi named his second studio album, released in 2002, after the river. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghana: Rivers and Lakes
  2. ^ "River Basin Activities". Water Resources Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Densu by Kojo Antwi on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-07-17.