Districts of Upper West region
|Upper West region|
|Region||Upper West Region|
|• District executive||Justine Bayelah Dakurah|
|• Total||2,125 km2 (820 sq mi)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||GMT (UTC)|
|ISO 3166 code||GH-UW-JL|
Jirapa/Lambussie District lies in the northwestern corner of the Upper West Region of Ghana. It shares boundaries to the south with Nadowli District, to the east with Sissala East District, and to the west with Lawra District.
About eighty percent (80%) of the population are engaged in agriculture and other related activities. The major crops are millet, maize, cotton and groundnuts. Livestock farming is practiced throughout the district.
Within the Jirapa/Lambussie District there are several schools for both boys and girls. St. Francis Girls' Secondary School Jirapa is the only girls' secondary school in the district.
Demographics and population
About five percent (5%) of the people live in major towns of the District while a significant ninety-five percent (95%) live in rural settlements. The District is therefore considered as a rural district.