Ho, Ghana

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Ho
Town
View of Ho from Northern hills
View of Ho from Northern hills
Official logo of Ho
Ho Municipal Assembly logo
Ho is located in Ghana
Ho
Ho
Location of Ho in Volta Region
Coordinates: 6°36′43″N 0°28′13″E / 6.61194°N 0.47028°E / 6.61194; 0.47028Coordinates: 6°36′43″N 0°28′13″E / 6.61194°N 0.47028°E / 6.61194; 0.47028
Country Ghana
Region Volta Region
District Ho Municipal District
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 96,213[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
Area code(s) 036

Ho is the capital city of the Ho Municipal District and the Volta Region of Ghana. The city lies between Mount Adaklu and Mount Galenukui or Togo Atakora Range and is home to Museum, Cathedral and a Prison.[2] Formerly, it was the administrative capital of British Togoland now part of the Volta Region and has settlement population of 96,213 people.[1]

History[edit]

Ho was a part of the German colony of Togoland until World War I, when it was occupied by the British. Ho later became the capital of the League of Nations mandate of British Togoland and the latter French Togoland until that entity's incorporation into the British Gold Coast colony, which subsequently became Ghana.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ho, Ghana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 38.3
(100.9)
40.7
(105.3)
40.0
(104)
38.9
(102)
37.8
(100)
36.1
(97)
33.3
(91.9)
35.0
(95)
35.0
(95)
35.0
(95)
36.5
(97.7)
36.7
(98.1)
40.7
(105.3)
Average high °C (°F) 32.9
(91.2)
34.3
(93.7)
33.3
(91.9)
32.4
(90.3)
31.6
(88.9)
29.6
(85.3)
28.1
(82.6)
28.5
(83.3)
29.9
(85.8)
30.9
(87.6)
32.2
(90)
31.9
(89.4)
31.3
(88.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.4
(81.3)
28.4
(83.1)
28.1
(82.6)
27.6
(81.7)
27.0
(80.6)
25.7
(78.3)
24.6
(76.3)
24.6
(76.3)
25.5
(77.9)
26.2
(79.2)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.6
(79.9)
Average low °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
22.4
(72.3)
22.9
(73.2)
22.8
(73)
22.5
(72.5)
21.8
(71.2)
21.0
(69.8)
20.6
(69.1)
21.1
(70)
21.5
(70.7)
22.0
(71.6)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
Record low °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
19.0
(66.2)
20.0
(68)
20.0
(68)
19.5
(67.1)
18.5
(65.3)
16.0
(60.8)
16.0
(60.8)
18.0
(64.4)
19.0
(66.2)
19.5
(67.1)
16.5
(61.7)
16.0
(60.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40
(1.57)
68
(2.68)
143
(5.63)
144
(5.67)
174
(6.85)
174
(6.85)
112
(4.41)
93
(3.66)
149
(5.87)
172
(6.77)
81
(3.19)
52
(2.05)
1,402
(55.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.3 mm) 3 6 12 13 16 18 14 10 14 18 10 5 139
Average relative humidity (%) 62 61 68 71 74 78 78 77 78 76 71 51 72
Mean monthly sunshine hours 226.3 217.5 226.3 204.0 229.4 147.0 117.8 145.7 138.0 223.2 249.0 260.4 2,384.6
Mean daily sunshine hours 7.3 7.7 7.3 6.8 7.4 4.9 3.8 4.7 4.6 7.2 8.3 8.4 6.2
Source: Deutscher Wetterdienst[3]

Attractions[edit]

The traditional festival in Ho is the Yam Festival which is celebrated around September of every year.[2] Ho has a lively and huge open market that attracts people from all over Volta Region and migrants from Togo.[2] There are numerous churches in the Ho municipality, including the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ho.[2] The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana has its headquarters in Ho. The church is predominantly in the Volta Region whichs capital is Ho. The church also has a University. The University of Health and Allied Sciences is also in Ho.

Sports[edit]

Ho Sports Stadium is also located in the town. Volta Region's football team is Heart of Lions who are based in Kpandu's Kpando Stadium.[2]

Transport[edit]

In central parts of Ho the roads are paved, the roads outside are not.[2]

Healthcare[edit]

The town is home to two hospitals, including the Volta Regional Hospital, completed in the year 2000. There are also numerous clinics that serve the town.[2]

Education[edit]

There are many private and public basic schools in Ho.[4] Here is a list of tertiary institutions in Ho:

  • University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Ho Technical University
  • Princefield University College
  • Evangelical Presbyterian University College
  • Nurses Training Schools (Community Health & RGN)
  • Data Link Pre-University College,
  • Gcom Pre-University College,
  • Kadjebi-Asato Senior High School
  • Mawuli Senior High School
  • OLA Girls' Senior High School
  • E.P Mawuko Girls Secondary School
  • Sonrise Christian High School[5]
  • St. Proper's college
  • Wallace Academy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Touring Ghana – Volta Region. touringghana.com.
  3. ^ "Klimatafel von Ho / Ghana" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Schools in Volta Region. ghanaschoolsonline.com.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Sonrise Christian High School Ho, Ghana, West Africa". Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

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