Lawra District

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Lawra District
District
Districts of Upper West region
Districts of Upper West region
Lawra District is located in Ghana
Lawra District
Lawra District
Lawra District in Upper West region
Coordinates: 10°30′N 2°35′W / 10.500°N 2.583°W / 10.500; -2.583
Region Upper West Region
Capital Lawra
Government
 • District executive George Yasaame Sulley
Area
 • Total 509 km2 (197 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
ISO 3166 code GH-UW-LA

The Lawra District is one of the nine (9) districts in the Upper West Region of north Ghana. Its capital is Lawra.

Governance[edit]

Lawra District is one of the nine Districts that make up the Upper West Region and derives its legal existence from Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1434 of 1988.

Geography and climate[edit]

Geography[edit]

Lawra District lies in the North Western corner of the Upper West Region between Longitudes 2°25"W and 2°45"W and Latitudes 10°20"N and 11°00"N.

It is bounded to the East and South by the Jirapa/Lambussie District and Lambussie-Karni District. The total area of the District as at 2014 (GSS, 2012) is estimated to be 483.6 square kilometres. This constitutes about 2.6% of the Region’s total area, which is estimated at 18,476 square kilometres. This follows the splitting of Nandom in 2012 as its own district.

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Coordinates: 10°30′N 2°35′W / 10.500°N 2.583°W / 10.500; -2.583