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Somanya is located in Ghana
Location of Somanya in Eastern Region
Coordinates: 6°6′14″N 0°0′54″W / 6.10389°N 0.01500°W / 6.10389; -0.01500Coordinates: 6°6′14″N 0°0′54″W / 6.10389°N 0.01500°W / 6.10389; -0.01500
Region Eastern Region
District Yilo Krobo District
Population (2013)
 • Total 20,596[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT
Not to be confused with the Osmanya alphabet.

Somanya is a town and the capital of Yilo Krobo District, a district in the Eastern Region of south Ghana.[2] Somanya has a 2013 settlement population of 20,596 people. Because the town itself is surrounded by a number of farming communities to the north of it, the use of the name Somanya actually encompasses a collection of smaller communities around a bigger one. As a result, the 2010 Population and Housing Census conducted by the Government of Ghana put the population of Somanya at 87,847, representing 3.3 of the region's total population. Males constitute 48.2 percent of the population while females represent 51.8 percent according to the Ghana Census Bureau. The entire Krobo district is described as rural and Somanya is currently the municipal district center of the surrounding smaller towns. With the capital of Ghana, Accra, rapidly expanding northwards, the traveling distance between Somanya and Accra is shrinking and now is around 30 miles.

Household Size, Composition, and Structure The municipal has a household population of 86,567 with a total number of 20,613 households. The average household size in the municipality is 4.2 persons per household. Children constitute the largest proportion of the household structure accounting for 39.4 percent. Spouses form about 10.5 percent. Nuclear households (head, spouse(s) and children) constitute 26.3 percent of the total number of households in the district.



  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online".
  2. ^ Yilo Krobo district