Lawra

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Lawra
District Capital
Lawra is located in Ghana
Lawra
Lawra
Location of Lawra in Upper West region
Coordinates: 10°39′N 2°52′W / 10.650°N 2.867°W / 10.650; -2.867
RegionUpper West Region
DistrictLawra District
Population
 (2013)
 • Total

Lawra is a small town and is the capital of Lawra district, a district in the Upper West Region of Ghana.[1]

Location[edit]

The town is located in the North western part of Ghana. It distance from Wa the Regional capital by road is 88.55 Kilometers (55.02 miles).[2]

History[edit]

The town was an administrative centre for the historic British empire. The ruins of a large mansion from the empire still, rather incongruously, remain.[1][dead link]

Politics[edit]

Lawra is in the Lawra constituency headed by Hon. Anthony Nyoh-Abeyifaa Karbo [3][4]of the New Patriotic Party. He succeeded Hon. Samson Abu of the National Democratic congress[5].

Tourism[edit]

Lawra is known for its musical instrument manufacture, and for the Kobine harvest festival[6] with important dancing and musical events.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lawra District Archived May 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Distance between Wa, Upper West Ghana GH and Lawra, Ghana GH (Ghana)". distancecalculator.globefeed.com. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  3. ^ "Parliament of Ghana". www.parliament.gh. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  4. ^ "Lawra constituents to benefit from Karbo's social investments". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  5. ^ "Ghana MPs - MP Details - Abu, Samson". www.ghanamps.com. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  6. ^ "Lawra Paramount Chief leads health walk ahead of Kobine festival". ghananewsagency.org. Archived from There is also inland fishing going on in the black volta river. During the dry season, temperature hikes compel several folks to move down to the river for all sorts of pleasure activities. There is also the Birifoh Water Springs. The supposed prison cell of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is also located right in the heart of the town. /social/lawra-paramount-chief-leads-health-walk-ahead-of-kobine-festival-157425 the original Check |url= value (help) on 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-02-06.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°39′N 2°52′W / 10.650°N 2.867°W / 10.650; -2.867