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District Capital
Lawra is located in Ghana
Location of Lawra in Upper West region
Coordinates: 10°39′N 2°52′W / 10.650°N 2.867°W / 10.650; -2.867
Region Upper West Region
District Lawra District
Population (2013)
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Lawra is a small town and is the capital of Lawra district, a district in the Upper West Region of north Ghana.[1]


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


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


  1. ^ a b c Lawra District Archived May 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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