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Mpraeso is located in Ghana
Location of Mpraeso in Eastern Region, Ghana
Coordinates: 6°34′48″N 0°43′47″W / 6.58000°N 0.72972°W / 6.58000; -0.72972Coordinates: 6°34′48″N 0°43′47″W / 6.58000°N 0.72972°W / 6.58000; -0.72972
Country Ghana
Region Eastern Region
DistrictKwahu South District
 • Total11,190[1]
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT

Mpraeso is a town and the capital of Kwahu South district, a district in the Eastern Region of south Ghana, located at an altitude of 367 m on the Kwahu Plateau, which forms the south-west boundary of Lake Volta. Mpraeso has a 2013 settlement population of 11,190 people.[1]


The headwaters of the Pra River are near Mpraeso.


Mpraeso Secondary School (MPASS) is in Mpraeso .[2]


The discovery of Bauxite near Mpraeso, announced in 1924, led to the development of the Bauxite mining industry along the Volta River.[3]


Mpraeso is famous for manufacturing pottery, particularly for its grinding bowls: shallow dishes with strong, inverted rims and ridges on the interior used to grind vegetables using a small wooden pestle.[4]


  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online".
  2. ^ "Mpraeso Secondary School". Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment. Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  3. ^ Boahen, Adu (1975). Ghana: evolution and change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. London: Longman. ISBN 0-582-60065-0.
  4. ^ "In Ghana, Pottery is Women's Work". Studio Potter. Retrieved 2009-03-18.