Obuasi Municipal District
|Obuasi Municipal District|
Districts of Ashanti
|• District Executive||John Alex Ackon|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
The Municipality was created as part of the government’s effort to further decentralize governance. It was carved out of the Adansi West District Assembly (AWDA) on the strength of executive instruments (E. I.) 15 of December, 2003 and Legislative Instrument( L. I.) 1795 of 17 March 2007.The city is well known for its natural resource (GOLD).
The Municipality is located at the southern part of Ashanti between latitude 5.35N and 5.65N and longitude 6.35N and 6.90N. It covers a land area of 1624 km2. There are 53 villages in the Municipality which share 30 electoral areas. It is bounded to the east by the Adansi South District, west by Amansie Central District and to the north by the Adansi North District. It has Obuasi as its Administrative Capital where the famous and rich Obuasi Gold Mine.
Climate and topography
The Municipality has a rather undulating topography and the climate is of the semi-equatorial type with a double rainfall regime. Mean annual rainfall ranges between 1250mm and 1750mm. Mean average annual temperature is 25.5oC and relative humidity is 75% - 80% in the wet season.
The vegetation is predominantly a degraded and semi-deciduous forest. The forest consists of limited species of hardwood which are harvested as lumber. The Municipality has nice scenery due to the hilly nature of the environment.