Jirapa/Lambussie District

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Jirapa/Lambussie District
Districts of Upper West region
Districts of Upper West region
Jirapa/Lambussie District is located in Ghana
Jirapa/Lambussie District
Jirapa/Lambussie District
Jirapa/Lambussie District in Upper West region
Coordinates: 10°32′02″N 02°42′00″W / 10.53389°N 2.70000°W / 10.53389; -2.70000
Region Upper West Region
Capital Jirapa
 • District executive Justine Bayelah Dakurah
 • Total 2,125 km2 (820 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
ISO 3166 code GH-UW-JL

The Jirapa/Lambussie District is one of the nine (9) districts in the Upper West Region of north Ghana. The capital is Jirapa.


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[edit]


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.


Coordinates: 10°32′02″N 2°42′00″W / 10.53389°N 2.70000°W / 10.53389; -2.70000