Mount Afadja

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Hill Afadja
MountAfadjato.jpg
Mount Afadja as seen from the village of Liati Wote
Highest point
Elevation 885 m (2,904 ft) [1]
Parent peak Aduadu
Coordinates 7°01′20″N 0°33′44″E / 7.02222°N 0.56222°E / 7.02222; 0.56222Coordinates: 7°01′20″N 0°33′44″E / 7.02222°N 0.56222°E / 7.02222; 0.56222
Geography
Hill Afadja is located in Ghana
Hill Afadja
Hill Afadja
Location of Mount Afadja in Ghana
Location Ghana

Mount Afadja is one of the highest mountain in Ghana, at an elevation of 885 metres (2,904 ft). The mountain is located in the Agumatsa Range near the villages of Liati Wote and Gbledi, in the Volta Region of Ghana at the border with Togo. 'Afadja' is the name of the mountain whereas 'to' in the Ewe dialect means mountain therefore it is called 'Afadjato' by the indigenes. The correct name would be 'Mount Afadja' as 'Mount Afadjato' will be a repetition of the 'Mountain.'

The nearby peak of Aduadu, which is higher than Afadjato at over 900m, is about a kilometre to the east.

The name of the mountain was derived from the Ewe word Avadzeto, meaning "at war with the bush."[2][3] The name derives from the presence on the mountainside of a plant causing severe skin irritation.

The nearby Tagbo Falls and Wli Falls (the highest in West Africa) are also considered tourist attractions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Afadjoto" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 2 October 2011
  2. ^ "Mount Afadja - The highest peak in Ghana, Gbledi area, Volta Region of Ghana". Ghana net. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Afadjato Challenge". HQ Hospitality. Retrieved 10 May 2013.