Dzodze

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dzodze
District Capital
Dzodze is located in Ghana
Dzodze
Dzodze
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 6°14′13.27″N 0°59′46.14″E / 6.2370194°N 0.9961500°E / 6.2370194; 0.9961500Coordinates: 6°14′13.27″N 0°59′46.14″E / 6.2370194°N 0.9961500°E / 6.2370194; 0.9961500
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Volta Region
District Ketu North District
Elevation 64 m (210 ft)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT

Dzodze is a small town and is the capital of Ketu North district, a district in the south eastern corner of the Volta Region of Ghana.[1]

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Dzodze is located near the border between Togo and Ghana, and lies 199 kilometers from the capital of Ghana, Accra through Tokor and 87 kilometers from Ho, the regional capital.

Demographics[edit]

The inhabitants of Dzodze are primarily Ghanaian nationals who settled down after the exodus of Ewe people from Notsie in Togo to the South West of Ghana sometime in the later part of the seventeenth century, The Ewe language is the most widely spoken language in the town.

The meaning of Dzodze.

Dzodze is an Ewe language: Dzo = to fly. Dze = to land. Dzodze = flew and landed. According to the history, Torgbui Adzomefia's nephew Torgbui Amegayibor managed to cross the Aka river and settled on the part of the forest where his uncle Torgbui Adzomefia, and his people had already settled. During one of Torgbui Amegayibor's expeditions, he saw a cloud of smoke billowing from afar. He traced it to his uncle's village. He wondered how his uncle, and his family managed to cross the Aka River because he didn't see any human activity en route to the settlement. He asked his uncle, Torgbui Adzomefia, the means by which he got into the forest. This was the answer he got from his uncle; 'De mie dzo va dze.' we flew and landed. Hence the name Dzodze.

References[edit]